The mass registration and issuance of Ghana card will start in November this year at Adenta in the Greater Region, the National Identification Authority has announced.
The announcement will come as good news for some individuals have lambasted the NIA for the delays.
But the Director of Public Affairs at the NIA, Francis Palmdeti said the mass registration has delayed because of insufficient Commissioners of Oath
He indicated that more Commissioners of Oath are being brought on board to fast-track the process.
The PRO told Accra based Citi Fm that, “Our requirement mandates that…when you don’t have the necessary documents, you should have a relative who has already registered to vouch for you under oath or two people who know you and can attest to the fact that you do not have the documents must also vouch for you under oath.”
“We realized that the Commissioners for Oath available were not adequate for our work. Because we will be deploying a lot of our people across the country and the numbers that we will be deploying, we will need a commissioner of oath to be at all the centers.”
He said the judicial service is currently recruiting extra commissioners for the NIA saying “as of last week they have finished conducting interviews for those commissioners and training them, after the training they should be ready to be deployed to assist us in the registration.”
“That is why we haven’t started with the mass registration. But we have the equipment and the personnel. Once this commissioner for oath element is addressed, come November  we will start registration of the general public, and we will start at Adentan.”