The mass registration for Ghana card in the Greater Accra has ended, a statement from the National Identification Authority has said.
The exercise began in the Accra West Zone on Monday 29th April 2019 and ended in the Accra East Zone on Saturday 6th July 2019.
The NIA in the statement said 1,972,692 qualified Ghanaians were registered for the Ghana card during the period.
A total of 581,767 cards were not printed instantly (due largely to connectivity problems) and could therefore not be issued to applicants, the statement disclosed.
‘’The cards have since been printed and ready to be distributed to applicants at specified locations in both Accra West and Accra East Zones,’’ the statement added.
According to the statement, the card collection centres, which have been operating since 31st May 2019, will remain open in all fourteen municipalities where registration took place in the Accra West Zone.
‘’As has been the practice, NIA will continue to inform applications whose cards are ready for collection via phone calls and/or text messages,’’ the statement added.
In the Accra East Zone, all registration centres in this zone will remain open for the purposes of card issuance only and NOT new registration from Monday 8th July 2019 to Saturday 13th July 2019.
‘’Applicants whose cards are ready for collection will be notified by phone calls and/or sms text messages,’ the statement further announced.
In concluding, the NIA said it was committed to registering all qualified Ghanaians during the mass registration exercise and will continue to register at no cost, all first-time applicants at NIA District and Regional Offices to be set up.