Due to the congestion some National Identification Authority district offices have been faced with, the authority has decided to deploy more personnel to its district offices across the country to ease congestion during this season.
The authority explained that the increment of its staff in the various centres from four to eight is to enable them to serve Ghanaians who want to acquire their Ghana card.
It will be recalled how some Ghana’s had to even sleep at some centres in order to get their Ghana cards.
The authority has now outlined some measures to address these concerns according to the Public Relations Officer for NIA Abdul Ganiyu.
Hence the reason they are doubling the capacity in most centres
“We have given some personnel contracts with the intention of increasing the number from every district from four to eight. So in that sense, we are basically going to double our capacity to be able to contain the pressure and that will go on for the next two to three months.”
Recently the NIA had to postpone its services for updating personal records and replacement of lost and damaged cards.
These services were supposed to commence earlier at Regional and District offices nationwide, but the Authority in a statement noted that “many people are yet to pick up their cards.”
“Moreover, as card issuance and continuous registration services are taking place at the said District Offices, there has been a tremendous surge of interest in the citizenry to acquire the Ghana Card driven primarily by the SIM Card registration exercise as the Ghana Card is the requirement.
“To avoid over-crowding at the said offices, which poses a public health risk, NIA has determined it is prudent to postpone the roll-out of any other registration services until it is safe to do so,” the Authority explained.