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3.5 million Ghana Cards locked up over financial crisis – NIA.

3.5 million Ghana Cards locked up over financial crisis – NIA.
Professor Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah, CEO of the National Identification Authority (NIA).

Professor Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah, the National Identification Authority's (NIA) chief executive officer, said that roughly 3.5 million Ghana Cards were kept in a bonded facility run by Identity Management Systems Ltd.

He said that this is because the Authority's budgetary limitations, prevent it from paying off its existing financial obligations or debts.

Prof. Attafuah said on Joy FM's NewsFile show on Saturday, February 25, 2023 that his organisation has been experiencing financial issues since August 2022.

The Chief Executive Officer of NIA said, “Since about August of last year, we have experienced financial constraints in the system and it created a situation where even though we have 3.5 million stock of cards in a bonded warehouse, we are unable to assess the cards because of financial difficulty.”

Over 2.5 million Ghana cards for Ghanaians, according to Attafuah, still need to be produced.

But, he gave the people of Ghana the assurance that all unprinted cards will be printed in six months since the government planned to pay off their debts by Friday.

As of Sunday, February 19, 2023, over 17 million individuals have registered for the Ghana Card, according to Attafuah.

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Source: HR Forum News

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