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NIA extends Ghana card registration in Western, Central Regions by 4 days

The National Identification Authority (NIA) has extended the Ghana card registration exercise currently ongoing in the Central, Western and Western North Regions by four days.

The registration exercise which was expected to end on Tuesday, 18 February 2020, will now end on Saturday, 22 February 2020.

This according to the NIA follows “a careful review of the operational performance of the exercise, including the challenges encountered since Monday, 27 January 2020 when the exercise commenced".

“The National Identification Authority (NIA) wishes to inform the general public that the mass registration exercise in the above-named clustered has been extended by four (4) days. Thus, the exercise originally scheduled to end on Tuesday 18th February 2020 in the said regions will now end on Saturday 22nd February 2020,” a statement from NIA signed by its Communications Director, ACI Francis Pamdetti said.

“The decision is also a positive response to requests from various stakeholders for an extension of the duration of the exercise in the said regions. It is expected that the extension will afford more citizens in the clustered regions further opportunity to register for the Ghana Card,” the statement added

Source: Class FM

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