The National Identification Authority (NIA) has postponed the issuing of Ghana Cards from today [Monday] to Wednesday, June 10.

According to a statement by the agency, rescheduling is needed because the agency needs to complete the distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the registration centres.

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NIA will issue 3,875,441 printed Ghana cards to applicants at 5,635 registration centres.

It expects 11,062,850 Ghanaian citizens to have a timely Ghana card for the Electoral Commission (EC) to be formed in the new voter register because EC plans to make the Ghanaian card and passport the only valid identification for the voter’s registration exercise.

National mop registration will also take place from 18 June 2020 and will last until mid-September 2020.

“This exhibition also allows Ghanaian cardholders to use it for other mandatory purposes, as stipulated in the 2012 National Identity Registration Regulations (LI 2111), including registration as a voter and guarantee to other Ghanaians,” the government said in a press on Friday, June 5, 2020.

The agency said NIA field staff will be provided with personal protective equipment suitable for use during training.

“In addition, security officers are stationed at each registration centre to ensure that crowd control measures such as physical distances and allocation systems are strictly adhered to,” he added.

Applicants participating in the NIA card collection centre must wear face masks and wash their hands before starting the card collection process.

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