Professor Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah, the Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), has defended his organization against accusations of non-issuance of Ghana Cards to certain individuals.
He emphasized that the NIA cannot be held responsible for the delays experienced by some Ghanaians.
According to him, the NIA is committed to serving and has successfully registered the majority of the people to the Ghana Identity register as well as issued them Ghana cards.
The urgency to obtain Ghana Cards for the purpose of re-registering mobile SIM cards saw hundreds of individuals throng to the NIA premises, in attempts to acquire their Ghana Cards before the deadline set by National Communications Authority (NCA).
Reacting to the development, Prof. Ken Attafuah said, “Broad majority of Ghanaians who are thronging our offices cannot rightfully blame us because we did not fail to make our services available to them.
“When they had registered, some of them elected not to go for their cards, and we still have over 651,000 cards with NIA because the owners had not gone for them,” he reiterated.
He entreated the public to cooperate with NIA by visiting their offices across the country to register or receive their Ghana cards.
Over 7.4 million SIM cards yet to be re-registered with the Ghana Card risk deactivation by the National Communication Authority (NCA).