The National Identification Authority (NIA) has extended the registration period in the Northern, Savanna and North East Regions to October 30 instead the October 23, 2019 deadline.
The NIA in a statement issued by its Head of Corporate Affairs, Assistant Commissioner of Immigration, Francis Palmdeti said all registration centers will continue to register applicants till Wednesday October 30, 2019.
The extension follows numerous challenges that have hit the exercise at various registration centers. These include the late start of the exercise in some centers, absence of logistics and personnel and poor network challenges.
Majority of the registration centers in the Northern Region are yet to process 1000 applicants since the start of the exercise on October 4, 2019 in the region.
The extension will enable more applicants get the opportunity to be registered.
The statement also revealed that, permanent NIA offices will be established across the country by March 2020, to enable those who were not captured during the mass registration exercise to go and be registered free of charge.
Below is the full statement.
NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION AUTHORITY:
EXTENSION OF MASS REGISTRATION EXERCISE IN NORTHERN, SAVANNAH AND NORTH EAST REGIONS.
Wednesday 23rd October to Wednesday 30th October 2019.
The general public should kindly take note of the following:
1. All registration Centre’s will continue to register applicants till Wednesday 30th October 2019.
2. All prospective applicants are entreated to take advantage of the extension period to get registered.
3. Permanent NIA Officers will be established at the Regional, Municipal and District levels by March 2020 to afford all Ghanaians who were not registered during the mass registration exercise the opportunity to get registered and be issued with the Ghana Card FOR FREE.
Please contact NIA for all further clarification through any of the following mediums:
ACI FRANCIS PALMDETI