Prof Ken Attafuah

The National Identification Authority (NIA) is to introduce two packages for individuals who are unable to register for the national ID cards during the nationwide free mass registration exercise to do so at a fee.

The two packages, institutional and premium, would be done at GH₵100 and GH₵250 respectively.

The two packages are expected to be made available after December 2020 when the mop-up registration exercise is completed.

The Chief Executive Officer of the NIA, Prof Ken Attafuah made this known in a radio interview on Accra-based Joy FM on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

According to him, the institutional package could be done at home or office, while the premium package could be done at a facility such as a hotel, of the applicant’s choice.

He said the premium package would come with comforting facilities such as air-condition, some coffee, tea or Milo in a serene environment.

“Organisations can write to the NIA through the Executive Secretary for us to come and do institutional registration [for them]. That is at a fee of GH₵100 per person. You can also invite us to your home as long as the persons in your home are more than five. We can come and register at home also at a fee of GH₵100 per person. In terms of both, the logistics and distance we cover will also be picked up by the applicant.

“There is also premium registration, which is available. We set up a centre at Movenpick or Golden Tulip or wherever where we can go and register at a fee of GH₵250. There are options, but all that we do at the mass registration centres are all free,” he added.

According to Prof Attafuah, the fees were approved by Parliament since the NIA registration was a public-private arrangement hence, there ought to be a mode of getting revenue support from the enterprise.