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Regional News of Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Source: GNA

Delay in the issuance of Ghana Cards is also a concern - New Juaben residents

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Many residents of New Juaben Municipality have expressed frustration over the delay in the issuing of their registration cards.

Some of the frustrated persons who spoke to the Ghana News Agency(GNA) said after many failed promises, the staff of the National Identification Authority(NIA) cannot even assure them of the date that the cards would be ready for collection.

These issues came to light when the GNA visited some of the registration centres in the New Juaben Municipality in the Eastern Region to observe how the registration exercise was proceeding.

At the Nsukwao Registration Centre at the New Juaben South Municipality, it was observed that, some of the patrons of the registration exercise received their registration cards three days after going through the registration process while others have not received theirs even two weeks after going through the process.

Mr Isaac Nartey, a worker at Best and Crompton Engineering Ghana Limited based in the Northern Region, said the delay in the issuance of the registration cards has delayed his journey back to his base in the north.

He said the NIA officials have been postponing the date for the collection of his card any time he goes there and this has created avoidable challenges to him.

Madam Rose Ansah, a 58-year-old resident of the area, also expressed her disappointment saying she had to travel to Tema to take care of her sick mother but has postponed the journey due to the delay in the issuance of the card after registration.

At the Koforidua Social Welfare Registration Centre, GNA met many registered people at the Centre who had come to pick their cards but were told to come back on Monday, 23 March, 2020 as there was a shortage of materials for the printing of the cards.

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