The National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Bimbila constituency in the northern region, Lawyer Mahamadu Attah Nantogmah has appealed to the leadership of the national identification authority, NIA to extend the number of days allocated for the registration exercise in the area.
Lawyer Nantogmah’s appeal came on the heels of reported challenges people in the Bimbila municipal go through to acquire the national identification cards, which is also known as Ghana card.
He made this call in a statement released on October 18, 2019, and copied to media houses in the region.
“I write in reference in the struggle of iligible persons observed in the municipality at various registration centres to get themselves captured by the national identification authority and run out of days. Indeed, the purpose of the mass registration is to capture, if not all, but a reasonable number of illegible persons in the municipality. A lot of people have already gone through sleepless nights and stressful hour in ques, only to be left unattended to by the authority”, the statement said.
It further emphasized that it was in the light of the challenges mentioned above that, the NDC candidate was making this humble request.
“In view of the aforementioned challenges, I humbly appeal to your outfit to consider extending the date of the registration to satisfactorily achieve objective of the registration exercise. I count on your usual cooperation”, it stated.
The National Identification Authority (NIA) is conducting what they describe as “mass registration of Ghana card” in three northern regions ; Northern, North East and Savannah regions.
The registration process has been fraught with several challenges since its commencement in April.
Applicants from various parts of the country have complained of long queues, network failure, malfunctioning equipment, and other ordeals they are compelled to go through before securing their cards.