The National Identification Authority (NIA) has officially suspended registration for the Ghana Card in the Eastern Region.
The body referenced the deadly coronavirus in the country as part of the reasons for the suspension of the exercise.
Earlier in the day, a High Court set aside an injunction preventing the NIA from registering people in the Region for the exercise.
Head of Corporate Affairs of the NIA, Francis Paldetti in a statement copied to Angelfmonlinegh.com said the registration exercise in the region has been suspended indefinitely.
“It also takes into account the current trend in the spread of COVID-19 in Ghana since the suspension of the mass registration exercise on Saturday, 21st March 2020, following the service on the NIA of an interlocutory injunction application.”
“The NIA welcomes the dismissal by the High Court of the interlocutory injunction application and the substantive suit.
“Nonetheless, NIA will continue to suspend its mass registration operations in the Eastern Region until further notice.”
They, however, stated that “the NIA will use the period of suspension to continue with its preparations toward the establishment of its Regional, Municipal and District Offices and arrange for the co-location of its registration services at some of its cognate institutions such as National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) and Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), among other responsibilities. “
“Meanwhile, NIA will continue to observe developments relating to the management of COVID-19 in Ghana and will determine, at the appropriate time, when and how to resume its mass registration operations,” the statement concluded.
Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com | KWAKU NTI