NIA Clears Over 541,000 Ghana Card Backlog
The National Identification Authority (NIA) has announced that it has completed the printing of the backlog of 541,529 Ghana cards in its database.
This is pursuant to the promise made to Parliament to print the said cards in 11 days upon receipt of the blank cards.
The authority made this known in a statement issued on Wednesday, March 29.
“With focus, rigour and coherence in project management and implementation, NIA achieved this feat with a dedicated team of Supervisors, Assistant Technical Support Officers and Assistant Technical Enrolment Officers drawn from its Headquarters, Regional and Districts Offices.
“The staff worked fervently for ten continuous days in two shifts — day and night. The printed cards, which are now being packaged will be distributed to NIA’s Regional and District Offices nationwide from today Wednesday, March 29, 2023, to Sunday, April 2, 2023, for issuance to registered applicants,” the statement said.
Ghanaians who have registered for their Ghana Cards since July 2022 but are yet to receive them are assured that effective Wednesday, April 5, 2023, the cards will be available at the district or regional offices.
The NIA assured that it remains committed “to serving the public and the nation as a whole with respect, dignity, integrity and efficiency as a dedicated and responsible public sector institution”.