NIA to begin mass registration exercise for Ghana Card in Volta Region


The National Identification Authority (NIA), is set to begin its mass registration for the Ghana Card, in the Volta Region, for citizens who are 15 years old and above.

The NIA has earmarked 350 registration centres, across all the 18 Districts and Municipal Assemblies in the region for the exercise.

The month long exercise, will start from Monday  22nd July and end on August 22 .

The Volta Region is the second Region to go through the National Identification Authority’s mass registration, after it was conducted in the Greater Accra Region, preceded by a pilot project in some parts of the country as well as institutions.

At a media briefing, Executive Secretary of the NIA, Professor Ken Attafuah, gave the assurance  his Office is adequately prepared to ensure the exercise is carried out smoothly without logistical and technical constraints.

He however called on Ghanaians living in the Volta Region to safeguard the pride of the country’s citizenship, by exposing foreigners who would want to be registered for the Ghana card.

Prof. Attafuah emphasised that Chapter three of the Constitution clearly defines who a Ghanaian is and that any citizen who aids or vouch for a foreigner to acquire the Ghana Card, is a criminal and shall be punished by the law.

He also cautioned staff of the Authority, not to engage in any unlawful acts during the registration exercise, failure of which shall attract the necessary sanctions.

The Ghana Card is a dual interface smart card with world class technical features, which can be used for many purposes in the country as well as other West African countries. It is valid for ten years after which it could be renewed at a fee.

Applicants are required to provide enough evidence of their Ghanaian nationality to be registered and issued with a Ghana Card.

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