The National Identification Authority (NIA) has suspended ongoing Ghana Card registration exercise in the Eastern Region effective today [Saturday].
This follows an interlocutory injunction application filed at the High Court restraining the Authority from continuing with the registration exercise.
The exercise will be suspended “pending the final determination of the application,” the NIA noted the statement.
“All staff are required to report for work and render proper accounting of registration equipment, materials and consumables in their custody to the Senior Registration Officers (SROs) with immediate effect,” the statement added.
Two Ghanaian nationals, Mark Oliver Kevor and Emmanuel Akumatey Okrah on Thursday sued the NIA for not halting the Ghana Card registration exercise despite the government’s directive to stop public gatherings and as part of the novel coronavirus preventive measures.
Ghana has currently recorded 16 cases of the virus.
by Delali Adogla-Bessa