COVID-19 pandemic: Two Ghanaians drag NIA to court over registration exercise

COVID-19 pandemic: Two Ghanaians drag NIA to court over registration exercise

- Two Ghanaians have made known plans to sue the National Identification Authority for disregarding the Akufo-Addo's coronavirus directive

- They argued that the exercise in the Eastern Region has a tendency to aid the spread of the coronavirus

- They want an explanation in court as to why the National Identification Authority was not adhering to the directive from the president

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Two Ghanaians have made known their plans to sue the National Identification Authority for disregarding President Akufo-Addo's directive following the coronavirus outbreak in Ghana.

According to a report filed by theghanareport.com, the two Ghanaians, Emmanuel Akumatey and Kevor Mark-Oliver, argued that the exercise in the Eastern Region has a tendency to aid the spread of the coronavirus.

They, therefore, want the Accra High Court to stop the exercise with immediate effect.

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Akumatey and Mark-Oliver want an explanation in court as to why the National Identification Authority was not adhering to the directive from the president on the ban on social gatherings.

The plaintiffs drew the court’s attention to a statement issued by the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) condemning the continuous registration exercise in the midst of the global pandemic.

They also highlighted the risk of being disenfranchised if the registration to issue Ghana cards continued since it is the basis for obtaining a voter’s ID card for the December 2020 general elections.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that despite the ban on social gatherings, the National Identification Authority (NIA), was still registering people for the Ghana card.

In a Twitter post sighted by YEN.com.gh, the registration was still ongoing in certain parts of the Eastern Region.

Applicants were believed to be the most vulnerable because all of them would eventually end up using the same device to scan their fingers.

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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