NIA opens 275 District and 16 Regional permanent offices in November

National identification authority

The National Identification Authority, NIA has informed the general public in a public notice that it opens 275 District and 16 Regional permanent offices in November.

The message reads below: 

The NIA wishes to inform the general public that services at all thirty-four (34) registration centres located at the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) and the NIA Head Office will be suspended from Monday 25th October to Tuesday 2nd November 2021.

Registration services will however be available at the NIA Head Office today Saturday, 23 October 2021 only, from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

The suspension of services at the GRA and RGD offices has become necessary as NIA prepares to deploy staff to the its permanent offices nationwide.

In all, sixteen (16) Regional Offices, two hundred and seventy five (275) NIA operational District Offices and the Premium Registration Centre at the NIA Head Office will be open across the country, effective Wednesday, 3rd November 2021.

This arrangement is designed to enable NIA bring its various services, including new registrations, card collection or issuance, card replacement and update of personal records, to the doorstep of the populace.

NIA deeply regrets any inconvenience caused by the temporary suspension of its services for the stated period.

ISSUED BY
Client Service Unit, NIA

About National Identification Authority, NIA

National identification authority

The NIA was set up in 2003 under the Office of the President with the mandate to issue national ID cards and manage the National Identification System (NIS). This resulted in the passing of the National Identification Authority Act, 2006 (Act 707) to give it the necessary legal premises on which to operate. The National Identity Register Act, 2008 (Act 750) was also passed to give authorization for collection of personal and biometric data and to ensure the protection of privacy and personal information of enrollees/applicants.

Mandate Functions and Powers

The NIA was established by an Act of Parliament Act 707. It is mandated to register all Ghanaians and legally and permanently resident foreign nationals six years and above under the National Identification System (NIS), create a national database or register, issue them with National Identity Cards (Ghanacards) and manage the use of the database. The Authority is mandated to establish a national data centre and manage a national database, set up a system to collect, process, store, retrieve and disseminate personal data on the population (Ghanaian citizens – both resident and non-resident, and legally and permanently resident foreign nationals), ensure the accuracy, integrity and security of such data, and to issue and promote the use of national identity cards in Ghana. It is also to make data in its custody available to persons or institutions authorized by law to access the data.

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