The National Identification Authority (NIA) has completed printing the backlog of the 541,529 cards in its database, accumulated since July 2022.
This action is pursuant to the promise the Authority made to Members of Parliament on February 28, 2023.
The backlog arose from shortage of blank cards due to financial challenges. The NIA days ago commenced the expedited printing of the backlog of the cards which is expected to last for 11 days, ending on 29th March 2023.
“The expedited printing exercise, which began on 18th March 2023, came to a smooth end on Monday, 27th March 2023 with all records in backlog printed. The ultimate objective of this exercise was to print records of registered Ghanaians in backlog since July 2022, the NIA in a statement Wednesday, March 29 said,” the Authority mentioned in a statement released on March 29, 2023.
The printed cards, which are now being packaged, will be distributed to NIA’s Regional and District Offices nationwide from Wednesday, 29th March 2023 to Sunday, 2nd April 2023 for issuance to registered applicants.
The Authority assured Ghanaians who have registered for their Ghana Cards since July 2022 but are yet to receive them, to have their cards effective Wednesday, 5th April 2023.
They can visit the District or Regional Offices where they registered for their printed cards to be issued to them.