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Ghana Card mass registration on Xmas break in Ashanti

BY: Graphic Online
This was when the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II registered for his Ghana Card in July 2019
This was when the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II registered for his Ghana Card in July 2019

The National Identification Authority (NIA) has suspended the registration and issuance of Ghana Cards in the Ashanti Region to allow officials to break for the Christmas and New Year festivities.

In a statement issued by the Head of Corporate Affairs of the NIA, Mr Francis Palmdetti, the authority said the break was to allow officials who have already been to eleven regions across Ghana since April 2019, join their families for the Christmas and New year festivities.

He explained that the mass registration exercise in the Ashanti Region will resume on Monday, December 30, 2019, and continue to Friday, January 10, 2020.

However, the statement explained that there will be no registration on January 1 and January 7, which are both statutory public holidays.

The NIA started the mass registration in Ashanti on December 11, 2019, and intends to register an estimated figure of over 2.8 million people in the Ashanti Region.

So far, the exercise has been conducted in 11 regions throughout Ghana out of which over two million cards have been issued.