After an outcry, by citizens in the Northern, North East and Savanah Regions of Ghana, the National Identification Authority (NIA) has extended the ongoing mass registration (GhanaCard registration ) exercise.

This act by the NIA is to provide individuals who could register the opportunity to do so within the extended days.

According to Mr. Francis Palmdeti, Head of Corporate Affairs of NIA, the NIA encountered challenges in transporting some personnel and logistics from Accra to the three regions, which affected the registration exercise.

As a result, citizens who couldn’t register have been urged to take advantage of the extension period to get registered for the Ghana Card.

A public notice was issued by the National Identification Authority in relation to this to calm down agitated citizens.

The notice also revealed that, “Permanent NIA Offices will be established at the Regional, Municipal and District levels by March 2020 to afford the opportunity to all who were not registered during the mass registration to do so”.

The mass registration which was scheduled to end on Wednesday, October 23 has been extended to Wednesday October 30.