- Samini has waded into the ongoing debate about the need for the National Identification Authority (NIA) to stop registering people as the coronavirus spreads rapidly in Ghana
- Samini says people should stop going to register for the Ghana card and later go get it when the coronavirus scare is over
- He added that there is no need for people to panic about deadlines for registration because even after the deadline they will still be Ghanaians
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Ghanaian Reggae dancehall superstar Samini has called on Ghanaians who are queuing for their Ghana card registration in these coronavirus-plagued days to go home and stay safe.
According to Samini, there is no need for people to panic about deadlines for registration because even after the deadline they will still be Ghanaians.
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In a Twitter post sighted by YEN.com.gh asked the National Identification Authority (NIA) to stop registering people in the name of "deadlines" and "ultimatums", and rather encourage people to come to their offices to register when the coronavirus scare is over.
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"Whatever the registration is meant for the moral here is “go home “ chale ..aaaaahhhh. Ghana card s3 s3ng ? So if deadline is over we are no more Ghanaians? Show me #Ghanacard office and I’ll go there later when the coast is clear. Don’t give me ultimatums and timelines chale," Samini tweeted.
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On March 12, 2020, Ghana confirmed two cases of the virus. But on March 15, four other cases were confirmed bringing the number to a total of six cases. Currently, the total number of cases recorded are 16.
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a Facebook Live video announced that all public and private schools including universities from March 16. 2020 suspended for the next four weeks.
Also, all public gatherings would be been suspended for the next four weeks as part measures to control the spread of coronavirus.
Church services, conferences, public funerals, political rallies, and all other public gatherings are also suspended.
But it appears the NIA is going contrary to the president's directive by continuing to register people for the Ghana card in large numbers.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that 49 Ghanaians had been spotted crowding to register for their Ghana cards at a branch of the Church of Pentecost at Kpong after government's ban on social gatherings.
Reports reaching YEN.com.gh indicate that the specific church building is officially under the Kpong District of the Church of Pentecost.
NIA thinks it is safe to gather a crowd in the chapel with the only difference being they were not put together in the name of God in this era of the deadly coronavirus.
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Source: Yen Newspaper