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New dates announced for NIA’s mop-up exercise

The National Identification Authority has revised dates for its mop-up exercise for the Ghana Card registration in the Greater Accra and other regions.

The Greater Accra Region will now begin the mop-up exercise on August 24, 2020 until September 8, 2020. The exercise was earlier scheduled to begin in the region on August 16 and end August 29.

The Authority has also revised dates for the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions from the initial August 20 start date to September 4 end date. The exercise in the region will now take place from August 27 to September 11.

The Authority has already conducted a mop-up registration exercise in the Ashanti, Volta and the Oti Regions from August 2 to August 16, 2020.

The authority was unable to achieve its target of registering 80% of the population as the exercise was widely hampered by logistical challenges.

It is expected that a total of 16.7 million Ghanaians would have been registered and issued with Ghana cards when the mop-up exercise is completed.

The NIA commenced the mass Ghana Card registration exercise in 2019.

According to the NIA, It had registered over 7.2 million people as of January 16, 2020.

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