It is unlawful to assure Ghana Card processing for non-Ghanaians – NIA

Mr Elorm Kwabena Osei-Bonsu, the Hohoe District Registration Officer (DRO) of the national identity Authority (NIA), says it’s miles illegal for Ghanaians to assist non-citizens to gather the ECOWAS identity Card, popularly known as the Ghana Card.He stated the Authority had made provision for foreigners to accumulate the card correctly and, therefore, must not be supplied as Ghanaians via citizens, after they arrived at workplaces of the Authority for the cards.

Mr Osei-Bonsu, in an interview with the Ghana information company (GNA), stated any Ghanaian who engaged in helping a foreigner by providing documents to function their guarantor had dedicated an offence under the national identification sign in Act 2008, Act 750.He noted that the Authority between November 2021 to the quit of June this year, had registered more than 3,000 human beings, whilst the mass registration among 2019 and 2020 registered about 60,000 human beings.

Mr Osei-Bonsu stated the age organization of humans presently turning up to be registered have been folks that became 15 years as well as human beings, who could not check in at some point of the mass registration workout.He stated the office turned into dealing with a venture of scarcity of cards and appealed to the public to be patient and forget about rumour that the cards were being held with a purpose to extort money from them.Mr Osei-Bonsu advised residents to attain out to places of work of the Authority to invite applicable questions and enquiries and now not rely upon hearsays and also be able to show once they suspected foul play inside the registration of human beings.

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