The Head of Corporate Affairs Officer at the National Identification Authority (NIA), Mr Abudu Abdul Ganiyu has urged asked all persons who could not obtain their cards during the rollout to go to any of their Regional and District offices of the Authority to get their cards for free.
He made these remarks following the announcement made by Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia that Ghanaians would have to re-register their SIM cards starting by the end of June.
According to him, Ghanaians who want to replace their lost cards will have to pay a fee of GH¢3 whiles those who want to make use of the NIA’s premium service will have to pay an amount of GH¢250 at the headquarters.
Also, families of more than 5 who want NIA officials to visit their homes for registration will be charged GH¢150 per head plus the transportation bills of the officials.
The afore-mentioned charges, he said were backed by the law; Fees and Charges ACT.
Mr. Ganiyu disclosed that “15.5 million people have the card already so these people can go and register their SIM cards when the process begins. But the rest who do not have it, we’ve divided the population into two; 15years and those above that, we’ve captured about 84percent of that so the remainder could go to regional and district offices''.
''Ghanaians aged 15 and above who did not get their Ghana Cards can go to the NIA offices nationwide and get registered. If you get to any of the offices, it is free just as it was for all first-time applicants.” “But if you lose a card and you want a replacement, there is a replacement fee of GH¢3''.
''If you want a premium service, you can also get to the NIA headquarters and register at a premium cost of GH¢250,” he added.