Phase One Ghana Card Issuance Ends

The National Identification Authority (NIA) has announced that Phase I of the Ghana Card registration exercise, which was exclusively reserved for first-time applicants who are Public Sector Workers on the Government of Ghana (GoG) Payroll, has come to an end.

Phase I of the exercise, originally planned to last for ten (10) days (i.e., from August 28 to September 8, 2023), has been truncated as a result of the unexpectedly low turnout.

The decision to apportion ten (10) days for Phase I was based on the figures provided by the Controller and Accountant General’s Department, estimating 250,000 – 260,000 Public Sector Workers on GoG Payroll to participate in the Phase I. Unfortunately, only 87 of the targeted beneficiaries presented themselves for registration.