The Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA) has asserted that some Ghanaians are demanding funds from his officials before they accumulate their printed Ghana Cards.

According to Prof. Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah, this perspective, amongst others, is impeding their work, thus want to cease.

Prof. Attafuah said such impediments however, over 15 million playing cards have been issued thus far and called on these registered to go for his or her playing cards.

He made these statements at a press briefing in Accra on Friday, September 16, 2022.

“There were people during the mass registration, who were sitting there, registration centres, cards are there. They are not picking them up. There were people who were asking that we pay them before they go and take their own Ghana Card. That you have to pay me.

We were in Koforidua about three months ago. We were on field monitoring. I got someone whose card was there, I asked him to go collect the card and he said there is no need for it now when the need arises he will go for it. In my home town, Akim Oda, somebody actually told me that I should give her money before she will go and collect her card,” Prof. Attafuah acknowledged.

He added that folks have completely different attitudes and inclinations in the direction of this stuff, “but people whose cards are in our custody can go for them whenever they are ready.”

Speaking on the controversial Aisha Haung concern, the NIA boss said that name doesn’t exist of their data however the strong nature of their system uncovered Aisha Haung as having registered as En Haung.

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