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Ghana Card Registration is still free - Prof. Attafuah

The Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Prof. Kenneth Agyeman Attafuah, has clarified that the Ghana card registration is still free for all Ghanaians.

According to him, every Ghanaian can walk into any of their regional or district offices to register for the Ghana card free of charge.

"It's not true that you have to pay GHc250 for the Ghana card. It was free for every Ghanaian during the mass registration exercise. When you go to any of the NIA's regional or district office, it's still free to register."

He made this statement during an interview with Peace FM on their midday news on Monday, September 6, 2021.

However, an amount of money would be charged from anyone who walks to the NIA office for premium registration or calls on them to register their staff or household. This is known as the institutional registration and household registration respectively.

"Concerning the GHc250 to be paid, it's a rule which has been there since 2012. This is called the premium registration service. This is for those who walk to the NIA office themselves and ask for that service.

We also have the institutional registration where an employer calls on our services to register members of their company. With this, it costs GHc100 per individual.

There's also the household registration service where a family or members of the same house can call us to register them in their house. With that it costs GHc150 per person".

Prof. Ken Attafuah further revealed that, the NIA would be co-locating at sixty-four (64) branches of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).

He added that, every Ghanaian needs the Ghana Card because without it there are some things that cannot be done like getting a driver's license, voter's registration, selling and buying of land, insurance, sim card registration amongst others.

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