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NIA will soon resume its Ghana Card registration in Eastern Region – Minister announces

The National Identification Authority, NIA is set to resume its Ghana Card registration exercise in the Eastern Region after their activities were halted due to the outbreak of the coronavirus outbreak.

President Akufo-Addo addressing the country on Sunday, May 31 said the EC and the NIA can now continue with their activities but should ensure strict adherence to all safety protocols.

The EC’s CI 126 which currently before parliament only recognises the NIA card and passport as the identification document for the voters’ registration

Deputy Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation William Saby in an interview with Accra based Citi FM said they will soon resume their activities in the Eastern region.

According to him, due to the fact that the card will a recognised document for the Voters registration, they will even start their registration before the EC’s activities.

He said the NIA will also revisit all the other regions to make sure everyone is captured.

“The NIA has also put in place strategies that they will come with officially to ensure that nobody is left out or nobody has any issues. We will even start the registration before the EC, we will continue from the Eastern Region and go back to all the other regions again. We will finish the Eastern Region and there is a mob up in every other region in the country. At some places, it may be going on alongside the EC’s registration but we will start before the EC.”

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