The National Identification Authority (NIA) will begin issuing
3,875,441 printed cards to Ghana Card applicants at 5,635 registration
centres nationwide from Monday, June 8, 2020, to Tuesday, June 16, 2020.
The Authority will be issuing the cards in time for the Electoral Commission’s compilation of a new voter register.
The EC plans to make the Ghana Card and the passports the only valid identification for registering to vote.
“This nationwide card issuance blitz will enable 11,062,850 Ghanaians
to possess Ghana Cards in good time to be used for vouching for their
relatives or other Ghanaians who wish to register during the nationwide
Mop-Up registration exercise commencing on 18th June 2020 and ending in
It will also enable persons in possession of the Ghana Card to use it
for other mandatory purposes stated in the National Identity Register
Regulation, 2012 (LI 2111), including registering as a voter and
vouching for others as Ghanaians,” the authority noted in a press
release today, Friday, June 5, 2020.
The authority also disclosed that adequate Personal Protective
Equipment (PPE) will be provided for use by the NIA’s field officers
during the exercise.
“In addition, security personnel will be deployed at each
Registration Centre to ensure that crowd control measures such as
physical distancing and appointment system are strictly observed,” it
Meanwhile, applicants attending the NIA card collection centres will
be required to be in their face masks and wash their hands before
beginning the card collection process.