Over 800,000 Ghana Cards uncollected

Published: 6/Jul/2023
Source: Business & Financial Times (Accra)

The Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Prof. Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah, has said over 800,000 printed national identification cards (Ghana Card) remain uncollected.

According to Prof. Attafuah, the NIA has opened a total of 276 district offices which are coterminous with constituencies as well as 16 regional offices; and those who have been registered but have yet to collect their Ghana Cards should visit any of the nearest offices to pick up the IDs.

The development comes at a time when a large number of people have blamed their inability to participate in the recent SIM card reregistration on not having the Ghana Card, the only national ID required for the exercise.

The situation has led to many SIM card users or telecommunication subscribers having their mobile numbers blocked.

Meanwhile, the NIA said it has since 2019 registered a total of 17.4 million people (aged 15 and above) out of the country’s population of 31 million. Of this number, 16.3 million people have been issued with their cards. It is estimated that some 2.5 million are yet to be registered and issued their cards.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Ghana
Year: 2023