Scores of Ghana Card applicants are stranded at Suhum New town Presbyterian registeration center in the Eastern Rehion after a Commissioner responsible for guarantors forms left the center over menstrual pains.

The National Identification Authority is expected to end the mass registeration exercise in the region today.

A number of applicants have therefore massed up in many registeration centers to be registered, an action also neccesitated by Supreme Court ruling excluding the old Voters ID card as a requirement for registeration in the compilation of New Voters’ Register which begins Tuesday June 30, 2020.

The absence of the Commissioner in Charge of the guarantors forms at the New Town Presbyterian Center created confusion at the registeration center.

Applicants were turned away and asked to go to a different center to register .

“We booked appointment for 100 persons and even had 40 extra persons. Every operator is to have 30 persons in queue per time. The Commissioner is not around she is a lady and she is experiencing menstrual cramps so she left here to the house quarter to 3:00pm. She has vouched for many people today so go to different center” NIA official at the center explained to the angry applicants.

The National Identification Authority (NIA) resumed its registration in the Eastern Region from 18 – 27 June 2020 .

Meanwhile, before the registeration, NIA had on Wednesday June 10 , 2020, started distribution of Ghana Cards to applicants who were duly registered before it suspended its operation in March 21, 2020 as a result of Coronavirus pandemic.

The issuance of the cards in 5,635 registration centres across the country, ended Thursday, 18 June 2020.

“The exercise will enable approximately 3,934,073 Ghanaians who could not receive their cards during the mass registration exercise to do so”, the NIA said in a statement.

Source: Kojo Ansah