The National Identification Authority (NIA) has up to now issued 15,826,148 Ghana Cards out of the 16,627,325 printed playing cards from 17,109,627 registrations as of the top of August this year.

Some 1,283,479 playing cards stay uncollected, for varied causes, together with some needing updates, people unable to find their assortment factors, whereas others are additionally not displaying up to gather them as a result of they “feel they have no need for them now.”

Addressing a press convention in Accra last Friday, the Executive Secretary of the NIA, Professor Kenneth Agyeman Attafuah, said whereas his outfit admits that there have been some challenges with the issuance of the playing cards, it couldn’t be blamed solely if some people didn’t have their playing cards but.

He said some Ghanaians had failed to benefit from the varied alternatives for them to go for his or her playing cards at the decentralised ranges.

“We still have some cards issued during the mass registration exercises in 2020. I was in Koforidua about three months ago on a monitoring exercise. I called someone whose card was ready to come for it. That person said it was not time for the collection of cards and that he would come for it when he had need for it.

“Some Ghanaians are even making demand to be given money before they will go for their cards,” he said, and cited an incident that occurred at Akim Oda the place a lady had requested for money before she would go for her card.

Those challenges however, Prof. Attafuah gave an assurance that the NIA would be certain that all people who had registered have been ready to go for his or her playing cards, because the playing cards had already been printed at a cost.

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