NIA postpones mass Ghana Card distribution

The National Identification Authority (NIA) has rescheduled its planned mass issuance of Ghana Card across the 16 regions of the country.

The exercise earlier scheduled to commence today (Monday) at over 5,000 centres has been rescheduled for Wednesday, 10th June, 2020.

A statement signed by Head of Public Affairs of the NIA, ACI Francis Pelmdit said the exercise was postponed to enable the authority complete the distribution of PPEs across the collection centres.

The National Identification Authority (NIA) announces for the information of the general public that its Ghana Card Issuance Exercise scheduled to begin today, Monday 8h June 2020 in all 16 regions concurrently has been rescheduled to Wednesday 10h June 2020 to enable the NIA complete the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Registration Centres.

The statement said.

The postponement is to enable the NIA to fully ensure adherence to all safety protocols against Covid-19.

However, the nationwide issuance is to enable Ghanaians possess the Ghana Card in time as one of two requirements for the upcoming new voter registration exercise.

The EC is also expected to commence the process in the coming days until end of July 2020.

Meanwhile, the NIA will have to complete the mass distribution of the cards to enable Ghana citizens register for the new voter ID card ahead of the December 7, 2020 general elections.


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