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THE NATIONAL Identiﬁcation Authority (NlA)’s exercise to register and Issue the National Identification card in the Adenta Constituency of the Greater Accra Region has been fraught with serious problems that would deprive many residents from register at the close of the exercise, Whatsup News has heard.
Scheduled to end on Saturday, the 24th of November, the Ghana Card registration exercise on several occasions suffered equipment malfunction, network hiccups and other mishaps that conspired to ensure that many did not complete their registration.
Consequently, there are many in the constituency whose data were not captured at all. For those whose data were captured, many could not have their pictures taken to conclude the registration process.
A Unit Committee member of the Nii Ashale Zonal Council, Mr. Chris Courtyard Fiawunu, conﬁrmed to WhatsUp News that the exercise has largely been problematic with many citizens in danger of not getting the Ghana Card even though many diligently participated by queuing up as early as 5 am.
“I think that the NIA would do a lot of good if it extends the timeline of the registration exercise beyond Saturday, because from what has been captured so far, many residents of Adenta will not be given the Ghana Card if the exercise ends on Saturday,” Mr. Fiawunu said on phone.
The NIA has not communicated such problems and has not hinted of any available remedies for them. . This poor outcome the Voter’s ID Car as a dovetails serious controversy that has surrounded the form of proof of citizenship
The Minority in Parliament initially boycotted the program to collate Ghanaian citizens and issue them with Identity Cards because of the stated ineligibility of the Voters ID as a form of proof of Ghanaian citizenship.
However, at the NDCs recently held National Deletgates Conference, party General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia, reported that the NIA has began accepting the Voter ID Card and welcomed the development.
Source: Whatsup News