NIA finally stops mass registration in the Eastern Region

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The National Identification Authority (NIA) has finally suspended its mass registration exercise which was ongoing in the Eastern Region.

The suspension follows a court injunction served on them by some concerned Ghanaians who sued them for embarking on the exercise despite calls by the President for Ghanaians to halt public gatherings.

The decision to go to court followed series of protests on social media and mainstream media against the exercise.

Persons who spoke against the exercise argued that it had the potential to spread the deadly Coronavirus epidemic.

Several calls on the NIA to postpone the exercise which has already been held in all 15 regions had fallen on deaf ears.

However, the NIA in a statement announced that it has finally heeded the complains from the Ghanaian media and suspended the exercise.

It noted that the suspension of the exercise follows an interlocutory injunction served on the body on them by a court of competent jurisdiction.

Below is the statement from the NIA:

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Source: Ghananewspage.com

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