The National Identification Authority (NIA) Monday announced that some selected registration centres within the Accra West area would be relocated to new registration centres within a one-kilometre radius.
The 115 new centres would commence registration tomorrow, Tuesday, May 14, and end on Saturday, May 25- the same day as all other registration centres in the Accra West area.
This is to enable the Authority to register eligible applicants residing far away from the current registration centres.
A statement signed by Mr Francis Palmdetti, the Head of Corporate Affairs, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, in Accra, listed the affected Municipalities where registration centres would be relocated as follows:
Ablekuma Central – 4 Centres
Okaikwei South – 11 Centres
Okaikwei North – 22 Centres
Ashiedu Keteke – 4 Centres
Ablekuma West – 2 Centres
Ga North – 12 Centres
Okaikwei Central – 7 Centres
Ga South (Bortianor) – 5 Centres
Ga Central – 9 Centres
Ablekuma South – 8 Centres
Ablekuma North – 8 Centres
Ga West – 13 Centres
Ga South (Obom) – 7 Centres
“Applicants who are yet to receive their Ghana Card and reside in communities where registration centres have been relocated would receive text messages and/or phone calls directing them to designated centres within their respective communities to collect their Cards,” the NIA said.
“The NIA would also like to apologise to some sections of the general public who went to our registration centres on Monday 13th May 2019 and were unable to register due to the absence of the registration officials.”
It attributed the problem to an internal miscommunication, which it said, affected some registration centres.
“We wish to assure members of the general public that all affected registration centres will be operational on Tuesday 14th May 2019.
“We entreat the general public to continue registering for their Ghana Cards and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused.”