NIA targets 85% coverage in nationwide registration

Date: Friday April 26, 2019, 8:13 am

Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority, (NIA) Prof Ken Attafuah has disclosed that the Authority is targeting a minimum of 85 percent coverage in its nationwide mass registration exercise which commences on Monday April 29, 2019.
He says the NIA would issue instant biometric Ghana cards to all Ghanaians who would be registered during the registration exercise.
Speaking at a press briefing at the head office of the NIA, Prof Ken Attafuah said about 547, 000 cards have been issued so far by the authority in the initial limited registration.
He indicated that the exercise will move to the Oti Region in July after Greater Accra region through to the Volta region and ultimately end it in the Central region on the 31st of March 2020.
He also stated that plans are in place to issue Ghanaians living in the diaspora with their cards at a fee which will be done in close collaboration with Ghana's foreign missions.
The Mass Registration exercise will begin in the Accra West area which includes Weija Gbawe, Ga West, Ga Central, Ga South and Ablekuma. The registration time is from 7am to 5pm daily. Primary requirements needed to enable one to register are; 1. Passport (valid) 2. Birth Certificate. Either qualifies one to register. There will be Commissioners for Oath at the Registration Centres to take those without any of the above documents through a vouching process, according to the NIA. Mandatory: Digital Address. Download Ghana Post GPS on to your phone and generate the address at the gate of your residence. Secondary Requirements:- 1. Driver's License 2. Voter ID 3. SSNIT Card 4. Health Insurance 5. Tax Identification Number (TIN) (if you have) 6. House No. (If available) Originals of all documents are needed. The NIA has explained that if someone intends to use a birth certificate or passport, the same name will be used for the Ghana card, unless there is a gazette to prove otherwise. Again, any change in name or date of birth should be supported by a gazette. Eg. Marry Jones to Mrs. Marry Trump. For Vouching, you need one family member who has already registered OR two people who have already registered. They must be present with their cards to support the registration.

Source: WatchGhana.Com

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