The Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Prof Ken Attafuah has revealed that a total of 3,811 foreigners were stopped from registering on to the National Identification System (NIS) system as of June 30, 2021.
He said NIA employed 70,000 officials, deployed 2,000 Commissioners for Oaths, and shared biographic data with the National Health Insurance Authority, SSNIT, and the Ghana Revenue Authority.
Recounting achievements since the beginning of the registration of Ghanaians for Identity card, Prof. Attafuah NIA, had opened permanent offices in all 16 Regions and 275 Operational Districts & Municipalities in the country and that the permanent offices will provide continuous registration services including registration of all citizens from age zero to infinity free of charge;, issuance of printed Ghana Cards to applicants; registration of all foreigners legally and permanently resident in Ghana at a fee; replacement of lost, stolen, damaged or defaced Ghana Cards at a fee; and update of personal records of applicants in the NIR.
With the Ghana Card, he said one could apply for Passports, Driver’s License and Insurance Policies, undertake banking transactions, purchase, transfer, and registration of land, undertake transactions specified under the NHIS, Pensions, SSNIT, and Consumer Credit, register as voters, payment of taxes, registration of SIM Cards, among others.
He indicated that the authority had also printed 15,562,413 cards and issued 13,946,371, representing 89.620 percent of the total.