NIA suspends registration over “technical glitch”

CEO of the National Identification Authority, Professor Ken Attafuah

The National Identification Authority (NIA) has suspended the roll-out of its limited registration exercise intended to have started on Monday, 28 May 2018 over what its Executive Director Prof Ken Attefuah describes as a “pure technical glitch”.

An apology statement issued by the NIA to personnel of the Jubilee House, Judicial Service, Ministry of Defence, National Security, Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), MOFARI (Research Dept), Ghana Police Service, Ghana Immigration Service, Ghana Prison Service and Ghana National Fire Service, who had readied themselves for the process on Monday said: “Under the circumstances, registration was suspended until the problem is completely resolved”.

The statement said NIA’s technical team is “working fervently to resolve the issue for registration to begin”.

I sincerely apologise, this is just a pure technical glitch that has happened on the worse that you could wish for a technical glitch to happen in your operations.

The Ghana Cards will cost a total of $1.2 billion. The government of Ghana is contributing $531 million of that amount. The remaining $678 million is coming from Identity Management System (IMS), which is partnering the NIA under a public/private partnership (PPP) agreement.

Read the full statement below

28TH MAY 2016
For immediate release PRESS RELEASE
The National Identification Authority (NIA) regrets to inform the general public especially the selected institutions scheduled to be registered from yesterday Monday 28th May, 2018 to Friday 8th June, 2018 about its inability to roll-out today as planned.The National Identification System has suffered a technical hitch which has affected the
 ability to commence roll-out as scheduled. Details of the technical difficulties will be communicated to the general public in due course.
Our technical team is working fervently to resolve the issue for registration to begin. Under the circumstance registration was suspended today until the problem is completely resolved.
The NIA unreservedly apologises to the personnel of the following institutions who were to begin registration this morning at 7:00am for the inconvenience they have had to endure:


 Jubilee House
 Judicial Service
 Ministry of Defence
 National Security
 MOFARI (Research Dept)
Ghana Police Service
 Ghana Immigration Service
 Ghana Prison Service
 Ghana National Fire Service.The NIA wishes to assure these institutions that every effort would be madeto cover any lost time by deploying enough registration officials andequipment to undertake the exercise. Once again, we sincerely apologisefor the inconveniences caused. Thank youSGND: ACI FRANCIS PALMDETI AG. DIRECTOR CORPORATE AFFAIRSNATIONAL IDENTIFICATION AUTHORITY

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com

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