We are ready to issue Ghana Cards for election 2024 – NIA

We are ready to issue Ghana Cards for election 2024 – NIA

The Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Professor Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah, says the Authority is poised to clear all backlogs and register new folks if the Ghana card will be used for the 2024 general elections.

“There is ample time, there’s solid technology, expertise, leadership and will… If Parliament gives the Electoral Commission the go ahead, we are ready,” he said.

Prof Attafuah said this in an engagement with the media.

“It will be a tragedy if we do not use Ghana Card for election 2024. There’s no reasonable basis for that not to happen.”

According to him, the NIA had registered 17.3 million out of the 19 million projection with ” loads of these eligible to vote captured”.

The Executive Seecretary noted that those that had not been registered and above 18 years and people who are but to flip 18 years could possibly be registered in six months.

“… Ours is continuous registration and we have offices in every district and NIA has shown capacity to open additional registration points. These measures will be introduced when necessary.”

Prof Attafuah additionally said the Authority would start the registration of Ghanaians overseas in February subsequent year.

He said the registration, a statutory requirement, can be achieved by Ghana’s missions and at a fee for the registrants.

Prof Attafuah harassed that Ghanaians within the West African sub-area would pay the equal of 30 {dollars} with these in the remainder of Africa paying barely decrease than these Euro-American countries.

He said the cost is a part of the income mannequin that underpins the public-private engagement on the Identity Management System and cause the Authority was in a position to give out the playing cards free to Ghanaians in Ghana.

The Authority will additionally begin registering Ghanaians age six years and above and Ghanaians in detention from February subsequent year.

The Executive Secretary said up to now, the NIA had registered 17,316,762 Ghanaians, printed 16,701,636 playing cards and issued 16,016,464 playing cards.

He said the Authority has additionally enrolled 164,405 foreigners, printed and issued 164,405 playing cards to them.

The Authority has began the registration of refugees within the country.

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