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NIA’s mass card distribution postponed

The National Identification Authority (NIA) has postponed its mass distribution of Ghana Cards which was scheduled to begin Today, June 8, across all 16 regions of the country.

The NIA in a statement lastweek said it will begin distributing over three million printed Ghana cards to applicants across all 16 regions starting today but the authority has had to rescind its decision.

According to the NIA, the cards are being made available in time to enable Ghanaians to use them in the upcoming voter’s registration exercise.

It will be recalled that the EC has stated that only the Ghana Card and Passport will be accepted as forms of identification for its voters registration exercise.

According to the NIA, the decision to postpone the mass distribution exercise from Monday, June 8 to Wednesday, June 10 is to provide enough PPE to its workers at all registration centres.

The NIA will be issuing 3,875,441 printed cards to Ghana Card applicants at 5,635 registration centres.

It expects 11,062,850 Ghanaians to have the Ghana Card in time for the Electoral Commission’s (EC) compilation of a new voter register as the EC plans to make the Ghana Card and the passports the only valid identification for registering to vote.

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