NIA authorized registration at selected churches
The National Identification Authority (NIA) says it gave permission for the registration exercise to be carried out, on Sunday, May 19, at some selected centres located on church premises in the Accra West Zone.
A statement signed by its head of Public Affairs Department, Mr. Francis Palmdetti, listed these centres as the Saint Luke's Anglican Church, Kwashieman; the Assemblies of God Church and Engrafted Word Chapel, both at Otaten and the Presbyterian Church (Mount Zion Congregation), Odorkor.
The rest are; the Victory Bible Church, Awoshie; Afropa House, Darkuman; and Trinity Presbyterian Church, Santamaria School Complex.
The registration opened from 8am to 4pm.
The statement said leaders of these churches had offered their premises to the NIA to be used for the entire duration of the mass registration for the Ghana Card in their respective communities.
"In return, they requested that the NIA considers dedicating one Sunday to register members of their congregation. The said request was considered and approved.
"Consequently, registration officials responsible for the aforementioned registration centres were duly authorized to register the congregants of the respective churches.
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It added that "the exercise was under the strict supervision of the Head of Operations".
The NIA assured that the public that it would continue to conduct its activities in the public interest and in accordance with the law.