Bono Region: Over 66000 onto the National Identification system
She thus entreated anyone who is to receive his or her Ghana card should go to NIA district offices across the Bono Region in their respective communities for their cards
A total of 66,341 people have been enrolled in the National Identification system in the Bono Region.
Rita Frema, the Bono Regional Director of the National Identification Authority made the revelations in an interview with Wenchi-based Radio West Africa in the Bono town of Wenchi.
According to her data from the National Identification Authority showed that as of November last year 66,341 people across the Bono Region had been enrolled, out of which 45043 cards had been printed by the Authority.
However, Rita Frema said during the mass registration a total of 112,778 cards have been issued to their respective owners with 21,298 yet to be printed
In addition, she said 29,699 printed Ghana cards are not collected by applicants.
She thus entreated anyone who is yet to receive his or her Ghana card should go to the NIA district offices across the Bono Region in their respective communities for their cards.
Listeners who called into the show raised various concerns about the exercise including allegations that NIA officials at Wenchi demanded money before proceeding with the registration process Rita Frema stated that any demand in respect is illegal.
We do not condone it and I think such persons will have to report it because it is a criminal and unacceptable any official of ours engaging in such acts of corruption will have to be sanctioned Rita Frema stated
She also admits the shortage of blank cards