The National Identification Authority (NIA) has rendered an apology to the public for its inability to commence registration of the National Identification Card today.
According to a statement signed by the Acting Director for Corporate Affairs, ACI Francis Palmdeti, the NIA had a technical glitch which interfered with its operations.
“Details of the technical difficulties will be communicated to the general public in due course,” Mr. Palmdeti noted.
Some officers who lined up today at Burma Camp to get registered for their national identification card had to return to their bases in disappointment as the scheduled nationwide registration exercise did not come off.
The exercise which was to begin at 7:00am at some key state agencies and institutions like Jubilee House, Ministry of Defence, Judicial Service, BNI, and the various security bodies including prisons and the military did not take off as officials from the NIA did not show up.
NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION AUTHORITY APOLOGY
28TH MAY 2016
For immediate release
COMMENCEMENT OF MASS REGISTRATION OF GHANAIANS FOR THE GHANA CARD
The National Identification Authority (NIA) regrets to inform the general public especially the selected institutions scheduled to be registered from today Monday 28th May, 2018 to Friday 8th June, 2018 about its inability to roll-out today as planned.
The National Identification System has suffered a technical hitch which has affected the NIA’s ability to commence roll-out as scheduled. Details of the technical difficulties will be communicated to the general public in due course.
Our technical team is working fervently to resolve the issue for registration to begin. Under the circumstance registration was suspended today until the problem is completely resolved.
The NIA unreservedly apologises to the personnel of the following institutions who were to begin registration this morning at 7:00am for the inconvenience they have had to endure:
- Jubilee House
- Judicial Service
- Ministry of Defence
- National Security
- MOFARI (Research Dept)
- Ghana Police Service
- Ghana Immigration Service
- Ghana Prison Service
- Ghana National Fire Service.
The NIA wishes to assure these institutions that every effort would be made to cover any lost time by deploying enough registration officials and equipment to undertake the exercise. Once again, we sincerely apologise for the inconveniences caused. Thank you
SGND: ACI FRANCIS PALMDETI
DIRECTOR CORPORATE AFFAIRS
NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION AUTHORITY
By: Jennifer Esi Avemee