A total of 4,857,845 Ghanaians have been registered by the National Identification Authority (NIA), the Executive Secretary, Prof Ken Agyemang Attafuah has announced.
Out of that number, the NIA has printed a total of 4,291,840 cards but has issued out 2,695,478 Ghana cards.
Prof Attafuah made this known at a press conference at Ejisu on Monday [December 2, 2019] where he announced that the registration exercise was moving to the Ashanti Region from December 11, 2019, to January 8, 2020.
Prof Attafuah said the NIA is targeting its largest number to be registered in the Ashanti Region with the hope that an estimated figure of over 2.8 million people would be registered in the region.
He said the NIA will deploy a total of 15,000 registration officers to the 833 registration centres that it would set up in the region. So far, the exercise has been conducted in 11 regions throughout Ghana out of which over two million cards have been issued.
The Executive Secretary of the NIA said the authority would operate from 47 district offices in Ashanti.