NIA To Set Up Issuance Points For Ghana Card – They Will Serve Registrants Who Could Not Get Cards

Following the completion of the mass registration exercise for the Ghana Card in some centres within the Accra West Zone on May 25, 2019, the National Identification Authority (NIA) is to establish card issuance and collection points in some areas within the zone to enable those who registered successfully but were not issued with their cards to get them.

Prof. Ken Attafuah, the Chief Executive Officer, NIA

In a statement signed by the Head of Corporate Affairs of the NIA, Assistant Commissioner of Immigration (ACI) Francis Palmdeti, the NIA mentioned the Ga South (Bortianor, Ngleshie, Amanfro), Ga East (Weija, Gbawe, Domeabra/Obom) and Ga Central (Anyaa, Sowutuom) as the municipalities earmarked for the card collection points.

The rest are the Ga West (Trobu, Amasaman) and the Ga North (Okaikoi South, Okaikoi Central, Okaikoi North, Ablekuma South, Ablekuma Central, Ablekuma West, Ablekuma North and Ashiedu Keteke) municipalities.


The statement said affected registrants would be informed about the designated collection points via text messages, phone calls, radio and television announcements.

However, for those who were unable to register during the mass registration in the aforementioned municipalities, the NIA said it would later set up district and regional offices after the mass registration exercise to afford them the opportunity to register.

“The NIA is unable to grant the request to extend the duration of the mass registration exercise in the said zone, as doing so will adversely affect the published national roll-out strategy,” the statement explained.

Mass registration exercise

The statement recalled that in line with its mandate, the NIA commenced a mass registration and Ghana Card issuance exercise in the Greater Accra Region from April 29, 2019.

The exercise to be conducted in the Accra West and Accra East zones is scheduled to end on July 6, 2019, after which it would be extended to the other regions.

Following the closure of registration in some centres within the Accra West Zone, the NIA said it would soon announce the schedule and specific areas for the commencement of the exercise in the Accra East zone.

Per its schedule, the registration and issuance of cards in the Volta and the Oti regions will commence on July 25 and end on August 1, 2019.

The Northern, Savannah and North East regions will have their turn from August 13 to September 2, 2019, while that of the Upper East and Upper West regions will begin from September 12 to 29, 2019.

The exercise will continue in the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions from October 10 to 30, 2019, while that of the Western and Western North regions will commence from November 11 to December 2, 2019.

The Ashanti Region will have its turn from December 19, 2019 to January 31, 2020, while the exercise will be concluded in the Eastern and the Central regions from February 12 to March 4, 2020 and between March 13 and 31, 2020, respectively.