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The National Identification Authority (NIA) says nearly 800,000 Ghanaians have received the Ghana Card since the issuance exercise commenced on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 5,635 registration centres across the country.

The exercise is set to continue till Thursday, June 18, 2020.

A statement issued and signed by ACI. FRANCIS PALMDETI, HEAD, CORPORATE AFFAIRS, NIA, said the exercise will  enable over 3,000,000 Ghanaians who could not receive their cards during the mass registration exercise to do so.

“All persons who registered but have not received their Ghana Cards are requested to go to the registration centre where they registered to pick up their card.”

Meanwhile, the NIA says it will continue the Mass Registration in Eastern Region which was suspended on March 21, 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The exercise will take place from 18th – 27th June 2020.”

It said it will also embark on a mop-up mass registration exercise throughout the country, except in the Eastern Region.

“It is expected that a total of 16.7 million Ghanaians would have been registered and issued with Ghana cards when the mop-up exercise is completed.”

BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT.

15th June 2020

To All Media Houses

For immediate release

CARD ISSUANCE AND MOP-UP REGISTRATION EXERCISES

A. CARD ISSUANCE

The Ghana Card Issuance Exercise by the National Identification Authority (NIA) commenced on Wednesday, 10th June 2020 at 5,635 registration centres across the country and is set to continue till Thursday, 18th June 2020. The exercise will enable approximately 3,934,073 Ghanaians who could not receive their cards during the mass registration exercise to do so.  The cards are being issued to Ghanaians at the same centres where they registered during the mass registration exercise.  Nearly 800,000 Ghanaians have received the Ghana Card since the exercise began last Wednesday, 10th June 2020.

All persons who registered but have not received their Ghana Cards are requested to go to the registration centre where they registered to pick up their card. To receive the card, a Ghanaian must present the registration application form, the print out or receipt given at the time of registration, or provide other relevant information to be cross-checked against his/her photograph and personal details contained in a Registration Centre Album.

Any Ghanaian with concerns about the card issuance process may contact NIA on any of the following:   WhatsApp 0205044793; Call – 0302-738-333, 0242438615.

By the end of the exercise on 18th June 2020, over 11 million Ghanaians will possess the Ghana Card which they may use for social, economic and political purposes. Out of that number, a total of 10,295,578 Ghanaians will be aged 18 years and over.

B. CONTINUATION OF MASS REGISTRATION IN THE EASTERN REGION

NIA will continue the Mass Registration in Eastern Region which was suspended on 21st March 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The exercise will take place from 18th – 27th June 2020.

C. MOP-UP MASS REGISTRATION EXERCISE

NIA will also embark on a mop-up mass registration exercise throughout the country, except in the Eastern Region.  Below is the registration schedule for the mop-up exercise:

REGIONS START END
1. Upper East 18/06/2020 3/07/2020
2. Upper West 18/06/2020 3/07/2020
3. Northern 10/07/2020 24/07/2020
4. North East 10/07/2020 24/07/2020
5. Savannah 10/07/2020 24/07/2020
6. Central 4/07/2020 23/07/2020
7. Western 4/07/2020 23/07/2020
8. Western North 4/07/2020 23/07/2020
9. Volta 30/07/2020 9/08/2020
10. Oti 30/07/2020 9/08/2020
11. Ashanti 30/07/2020 13/08/2020
12. Greater Accra 16/08/2020 29/08/2020
13. Bono 20/08/2020 4/09/2020
14. Bono East 20/08/2020 4/09/2020
15. Ahafo 20/08/2020 4/09/2020

It is expected that a total of 16.7million Ghanaians would have been registered and issued with Ghana cards when the mop-up exercise is completed.

SGND:           ACI. FRANCIS PALMDETI

HEAD, CORPORATE AFFAIRS, NIA.

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