The National Identification Authority has confirmed its plan to introduce two packages for individuals who couldn’t register their names to the nationwide free registration exercise organised by the institution. The packages – institutional and premium, would persons willing to subscribe to the service at GHS 100.00 and GHS 250.00 respectively.
Confirming the package in a radio interview on Joy-FM on Tuesday, the 30th of June 2020, Professor Ken Attafuah (CEO of NIA), disclosed that the two packages would be available for the public’s subscription after December 2020 when the nationwide free registration exercise comes a close. He confirmed that the institution package could be done at home or office, while the premium package could take place at a location of the applicant’s choice—for example, a hostel.
Professor Attafuah added that the premium package would come with some exciting peripheral facilities to offer applicants some exclusive comfort. The premium package costing GHS 250.00 would take place at either Movenpick Hotel or Golden Tulip and would come with some beverages such as tea, coffee, etc.
“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,” Professor Attafuah emphasised.
He added that Parliament rightfully approved the fees extended to the two packages amid the NIA exercise being a public-private collaboration. Thus, the amounts charged are to enable the NIA to gather funds to support the course of the initiative.