The National Identification Authority (NIA) has extended the Ghana card registration exercise currently ongoing in the Central, Western and Western North Regions by four days.
The exercise, which was expected to end on Tuesday, 18 February 2020, will now end on Saturday, 22 February 2020.
This, according to the NIA, follows “a careful review of the operational performance of the exercise, including the challenges encountered since Monday, 27 January 2020 when the exercise commenced”.
“The National Identification Authority (NIA) wishes to inform the general public that the mass registration exercise in the above-named cluster has been extended by four (4) days. Thus, the exercise, originally scheduled to end on Tuesday, 18 February 2020 in the said regions, will now end on Saturday, 22 February 2020,” a statement from NIA signed by its Communication Director, ACI Francis Pamdetti said.
“The decision is also a positive response to requests from various stakeholders for an extension of the duration of the exercise in the said regions. It is expected that the extension will afford more citizens in the clustered regions further opportunity to register for the Ghana card,” the statement added.