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NIA mass registration exercise suffers delay in parts of Accra


Date: Tuesday April 30, 2019, 12:35 am


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The National Identification Authority (NIA) officials came under immense pressure at the various registration centres in the Greater Accra Region as they embarked on the mass registration Monday 29th April 2019. 

The first day of the mass registration was hit by some technical challenges resulting in unnecessary delays at the various centres.

Scheduled to kick off at 7 am on the dot, the exercise rather commenced after 10 am leaving the people stranded.

WatchGhana.Com’s correspondent who visited some of the registration centers, reports most of the people especially workers were running out of patience due to the delay. 

Majority of them expressed their disappointment in the NIA officials who were trying to blame the delay on some technical challenges from the registration machines. 

Meanwhile, the Executive Secretary of NIA, Prof Ken Attafual in an earlier press conference assured the readiness of the authority to carry out a smooth and problem free mass registration exercise. 


Some angry people who have come for their cards in an interview with WatchGhana.Com faulted the NIA officials for low publicity on the exercise to ensure that people meet the basic requirement for registration and issuance of their Cards. 

They said the education was not effective and as a result most of them do not have complete documents and did not also know how to generate their GPS digital address.

Most of the NIA officials were not ready to speak with the media. But a Senior Officer of NIA who spoke to our Correspondent on the grounds of anonymity at one of the registration centers disclosed that the delay was due to the failure of the technical officers to come along with certain cables to power their printers for the printing of the ID Cards. 

As a results, at most centres where the registrations were commenced later, cards were not issued to the people instantly. They were asked to come for the cards on the next day.

Source: WatchGhana.Com

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