EXTENSION OF MASS REGISTRATION EXERCISE IN WESTERN, CENTRAL AND WESTERN NORTH REGIONS
TO: ALL DISTRICT REGISTRATION OFFICERS (DROs)
FROM: HEAD OF OPERATIONS
DATE: 16TH FEBRUARY 2020
The chief executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Prof. Ken Agyemang Attafuah, has directed that the mass registration exercise in the above-named clustered regions must be extended by four (4) days. Thus, the exercise originally scheduled to end on Tuesday, 18th February 2020 in the said regions will now end on SATURDAY, 22ND FEBRUARY 2020.
This decision follows a critical review of the operational performance of the exercise, including the challenges encountered since Monday, 27th January 2020 when the exercise commenced. The final decision is also a positive response to requests from various stakeholders for an extension of the duration of the registration exercise in the said regions.
The NIA is satisfied that the extension will afford more citizens in the clustered regions further opportunity to register for and receive the Ghana Card. NIA is also satisfied that the said extension will not adversely impact the one-year deadline for the mass registration exercise which started in the Greater Accra Region on 29th April 2019.
- All NIA field staff (DROs, DRSs, SROs, Technicians, CVOs, MRWOs, Commissioners for Oaths and other registration officials) are respectfully requested to take note of the said directive for strict compliance.
- DROs are required to circulate this directive on all NIA-approved WhatsApp Platforms ONLY.
- DROs are requested to acknowledge receipt of this important directive.
[Signed: Col. Peter Ghansah, Head of Operations]