The National Identification Authority (NIA) has issue a notice indicating that it is in the know concerning the challenges being faced by Ghanaians in the registration and issuance of the Ghana card.
Head of Corporate Affairs of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Abdul Ganiyu, speaking in an interview on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo with Nana Yaw Kesseh, noted that it is never the intention of the NIA to subject Ghanaians to the challenges they are faced with when it comes to the registration and issuance of the Ghana card.
He noted that the said challenges being faced by Ghanaians will soon be a thing of the past as they are working hard to address all issues.
”With all the challenges, we have come this far. Of course, it’s not in our interest that the NIA is in the news daily and you calling me to explain all the time and so forth. If everything goes well, I believe all conversations in the media about NIA can stop . . . So, by all means, with the measures we have put in place, very soon the situation will stabilize,” he said.
”During mass registration and the mop-up registration, we could go to a registration center and the whole day, only about five or ten people had gone there. So, we were wasting national resources or what? We have brought the registration center very close to you that we beg you, come and register for Ghana card but there was every indication, through the announcement we gave, that going forward, everything will depend on the Ghana card. So, a time will come that you will go to the bank and they will ask you for your Ghana card, NHIS and so forth, maybe people thought we were joking. So, this is the stage we have reached now. So, this is not something one can blame the NIA for,” he said.