Over 50 high-performance Vehicles rotting away at the NIA office premises

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Over 50 high-performance vehicles costing the country huge sums have been left to rot away at the headquarters of the National Identification Authority (NIA).

The vehicles which were bought under the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration around 2014 has been apparently abandoned by the current administration.
The 2014-registered vehicles consist of 50 Nissan pickups, three buses, three vans and one saloon vehicle.

Meanwhile, the NIA which has failed to deliver on the National Identification cards for Ghanaians, has gone ahead to procure newer versions of the pickups for its operations at an estimated US$25,000 each.
There are reports that one of the newly purchased NIA vehicles have been dumped alongside the older versions bought by the previous administration.
The National Identification Authority is mandated to carry out the nationwide registration exercise for the Ghana Card; an instant, free multipurpose national ID card for Ghanaians.

The personnel conducting the exercise have, on a number of occasions, threatened to abandon their posts over delayed allowances, a situation that has crippled the Ghana cards.

Source: Whatsupnews Ghana

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