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The Ghana Card is good but don’t stress us with long queues again – Lydia Forson

The Ghana Card is good but don’t stress us with long queues again – Lydia Forson

“One of the best things this government has done is the implementation of the Ghana Card. While I’ve hated the process and unnecessary stress, we’ve been put through to register, it’s good to have a national ID. Just don’t come and tell us to stand in line again to reregister,” she wrote on her Twitter.

Early this yr, there was a mad rush from Ghanaians who had not registered for his or her Ghana Card to register. The agitations from the residents have been because of the necessity to beat the March 31, 2022, deadline set for the Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) re-registration train. The train required using the Ghana Card.

The deadline of the train has been prolonged to the tip of July this yr, as a result of it was evident most individuals had not registered for the Ghana Card but.

As a results of the frenzy, there was extreme long queues on the varied National Identification Authority (NIA) centres, which pissed off many Ghanaians particularly these in capital, Accra and different densely populated city centres within the nation.

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The NIA was arrange in 2003 with the mandate to subject nationwide ID playing cards and handle the National Identification System (NIS). However, it’s going to take 3 years for the National Identification Authority Act, 2006 (Act 707) to be handed. This gave NIA the required authorized foundation to perform. Two years later, the National Identity Register Act, 2008 (Act 750) was additionally handed to offer authorization for assortment of non-public and biometric information and to make sure the safety of privateness and private info of candidates.

But after the preliminary try to register Ghanaians halted, it took greater than a decade, in 2017, for any actual try to be made to create National Identification System.