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NIA Extends Registration Exercise In Adentan

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The National Identification Authority (NIA) has announced an extension of the on-going mass registration exercise in the Adentan Municipality for three more days.

The exercise which was scheduled to end on Saturday, has been extended to November 28, to allow more residents register.

This was indicated in a statement signed and issued on Friday by ACI Francis Palmdeti, the Head of Corporate Affairs at the Authority.

“The National Identification Authority (NIA) wishes to inform the general public that it will extend the ongoing pilot registration exercise in Adentan Municipality by three days,” the statement read.

NIA began the mass registration and issuance of the Ghana Card in the Adentan Municipality on November 5.
The exercise which was scheduled to end on Saturday November 24, was met with glitches preventing majority of the residents from registering.

According to sources, the exercise on several occasions suffered equipment malfunction, network hiccups and other mishaps.

However, NIA believes extending the exercise will enable them serve the remaining residents who have not received their cards.

The pilot registration exercise in the La Nkwantanang (Madina Municipality), according to NIA is also scheduled to take place from December 3 to 22 this year.

From Madina, it will continue to other areas in Accra from which the registration team will move to the Volta, Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Brong Ahafo, Western, Ashanti, Eastern, Western and Central regions in that order.

The exercise is expected to last for two months in the Ashanti Region while one month will be spent on each of the remaining eight regions.

By: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum

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