The National Identification Authority (NIA) has stated that it will resume free registration and issue of Ghana Cards to first-time applicants aged 15 and up.
A statement issued by the NIA, said the exercise will be held in 8 of the 16 regions.
According to the NIA, it has received 484,000 blank cards from its technical partners hence the decision to resume the registration exercise.
“The resumption of this registration exercise has become possible due to NIA’s receipt of 484,000 blank cards from its technical partners, Identity Management Systems II Limited (IMS II) and CalBank PLC following an initiative by the Ministry of Finance. By this development, eligible Ghanaians who have not yet registered for the Ghana Card can do so,” the NIA said in a statement.
The exercise it added will be done in two phases.
Phase one will be a restricted registration limited to Public Sector Workers on the Government of Ghana (GoG) Payroll which will run for ten days.
It will start on Monday, 28th August 2023, and end on Friday, 8th September 2023.
“The second phase will begin on Monday, 11th September 2023 for all Ghanaians aged 15 years and above who have not yet applied for the Ghana Card. During Phase Two, Ghanaians wishing to replace their lost, stolen, or damaged Ghana Cards or to correct their names or dates of birth may do so in accordance with law at any of the NIA’s 286 Operational Offices nationwide offering free registration.”
A special mobile service has also been adopted for households with five or more members who wish to acquire the Ghana Card to bring the NIA team home to be registered at a fee.
“These services allow households with five or more Ghanaians and organisations with 50 or more Ghanaians to request registration services at a specified home or location at a fee. The Household Registration costs GH¢150.00 per applicant while the Institutional Registration costs GH¢100.00 per applicant along with logistics fees,” it added.
Read the full statement below