The National Identification Authority (NIA) will from December 11, 2019, to January 8, 2020, move the registration of Ghanaian residents and issuing them with Ghana cards to the Ashanti Region.
The authority has set a target of registering an estimated figure of over 2.8 million people in the Ashanti Region.
According to the NIA they will deploy a total of 15,000 registration officers to the 833 registration centers that it would set up in the region.
So far, the exercise has been conducted in 11 regions throughout Ghana out of which over two million cards have been issued.
Addressing a press conference at Ejisu on Monday [December 2, 2019], the Executive Secretary of the NIA, Prof Kenneth Agyeman Attafuah said the authority would operate from 47 district offices.
He however warned staff of NIA against extorting money from the people and also asked residents not to pay any money to any official for the purposes of getting registered for the card.
He mentioned that the process was free of charge and that residents would only pay for the card if they misplaced it or during a renewal.