NIA Faces Parliament Today Over Ghana Card Registration Challenges
Communications Committee of Parliament is expected to also meet with the Director General of the National Identification Authority NIA, Mr Ken Attafuah later today Wednesday to get from him answers about the ongoing Ghana card registration exercise. The rollout of a mass registration and issuance of the Ghana Card has been
marred by chaos and long queues across the country. The discomfort has been compounded by the need to use the Ghana card for the registration of SIM cards, which ends on March 31, 2022. The Ranking Member on the Communications committee, A.B.A Fuseini, after touring some registration centres, said they will demand
accountability from the authority on the exercise. From the issues of congestion, to the payment of fees and caps that are also being retained, we are meeting the Director General of the NIA, Ken Atafuah in Parliament, and you can be sure that our coming here will inform us about the issues that we will put to him to ensure that
the right thing is done and processes leading to every Ghanaian accessing and getting the Ghana card will be available to all, he said. The NIA has recently added new registration points for the Ghana Card. The points also include the Accra Sports Stadium, the El-Wak Sports Stadium, Kumasi Sports Stadium, the Ghana National
Fire Service Regional Office in the Cape Coast and the Tamale Sports Stadium. Apart from the El-wak Sports Stadium, which will also operate as a Premium Center, registration at all the other locations is free, NIA also announced in a statement. According to the statement, these registration points will be open from 8am to 5pm,
from the Monday to Friday. They will operate alongside NIA’s 276 District and 16 Regional offices. The NIA has also said it is hoping that the SIM re-registration exercise will be extended.