The National Identification Authority (NIA) has disclosed that, some eight hundred thousand (800,00) Ghanaians have received the ECOWAS card since the commencement of issuance of the printed Ghana card across its registration centres in the country.
In a statement issued by the National Identification Authority, the exercise which began on Wednesday, 10th June 2020 at its five thousand, six hundred and thirty-five (5,635) registration centres across Ghana will continue till Thursday, 18th June 2020.
According to the NIA, about 3,934,073 Ghanaians who could not receive their cards during the mass registration exercise will be issued with printed cards across the country.
In clarifying issues on issuance of the card, the NIA reiterated that, applicants are supposed to collect their cards at the same registration centres where they were registered during the mass registration exercise.
“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.” The release explained.
The NIA has also released telephone numbers for applicants who face challenges to call for redress and clarifications. “Any Ghanaian with concerns about the card issuance process may contact NIA on any of the following: WhatsApp 0205044793; Call – 0302-738-333, 0242438615.
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In the press statement signed by ACI Francis Palmdeti, Head of Corporation Affairs, the NIA is hopeful that, by the end of the exercise on Thursday, 18th June, 2020, “over 11million 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.”