THE INSISTENCE of the National Identification Authority (NIA) on demanding digital addresses from residents of Adenta, a suburb of Accra, before issuing them with national ID cards has angered the people.
Officials of the NIA are currently at Adenta where the mass distribution of the Ghana card has commenced following months of postponements.
But some residents in the area have expressed worry and anger over the insistence of the NIA on seeing their digital
addresses before issuing them with the National ID cards.
“My grandmother doesn’t know anything about this address so how do you force her to get one before receiving her card. They should find a nice way to do it,” a resident told Starr FM, and added that generating their digital addresses with phones has been challenging.
“The address is difficult to get; the last time I typed in I couldn’t get anything, today I did it again and they gave me some code but this code, I don’t know if it will work,” another resident said.
The Ghana Card is a national identity card that is issued by the government to Ghanaian citizens – both resident and non-resident, and legally and permanently resident foreign nationals. It is a proof of identity, citizenship and residence of the holder.
So far, officials at the Presidency, Parliament, former presidents as well as some government institutions have received their cards.
At the time of filing this report, no official had responded positively to the concerns raised by the Adenta residents.