The National Identification Authority (NIA) is all set for the commencement of Ghana card in the Ashanti Region for Ghanaian Citizens on December 11th, 2019.
This process will be done in 833 registration centers, and over 2.8 million people in the Ashanti Region are expected to register.
What is the ‘’Ghanacard’’?
It is a secure and multi-purpose card that will establish the biometric identity of the bona fide holder for verification and authentication of electronic and physical transactions to be conducted in the public and private services space.
An applicant must bring his original Ghanaian Passport, Naturalization Certificate or original birth certificate, and digital address in order for the Ghana Card to be issued.
So far, The NIA has registered a total of 4,857,845 Ghanaians, printed a total of 4,291,840 cards, and issued 2,695,478 Ghana Cards. Executive Director of the NIA, Professor Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah said that “If an applicant will submit fake documents, then it is considered as an offense, and he will be punished for it.”
The Ashanti region is expected to have the highest number of registrations as they have all the equipment required for the process. The process is to start from 7 am to 5 pm everyday excluding Sundays and statutory public holidays.
The 1st Phase of the revamped National Identification System (NIS) Project Roll-Out took place on 15th September 2017. The 2nd Phase of the Roll-Out of the NIS Project, which entailed registration of, and card issuance to, Ghanaians, commenced on Monday 4th June 2018.