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Permanent NIA Offices To Be Up By March

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Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority, Professor Ken Attafuah

The National Identification Authority (NIA) will set up regional and district offices across the country by the end of March this year to allow for continuous registration for the Ghana card.

The offices will be opened across the 16 regions of the country after the mass registration exercise ends the same month.


The regional and district offices will continue the registration of Ghanaians who could not register during the mass registration exercise.

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No Ghanaian will be denied


The Head of Corporate Affairs of the authority, Assistant Commissioner of Immigration (ACI), Mr Francis Palmdeti, in an interview, explained that the establishment of the regional and district offices would ensure that no Ghanaian was denied access to a national identification card.

“Those who for any reason could not register during the mass registration can go to the permanent office in the district to register for free when they are set up,” he stated.

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Additionally, he said those offices would serve as card collection centres for those who did not get their cards before the exercise moved from their area or region.


The move to establish the regional and district centres is to alleviate the fears of some people who were unable to acquire the Ghana card, also known as the ECOWAS card.