NCCE: Extensive sensitisation on NIA registration needed

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has observed that an extensive sensitisation will be needed for a successful registration of the citizenry for the Ghana Card by the National Identification Authority (NIA).

Cursory observations indicated that many people, especially rural dwellers have little knowledge on the registration exercise and turned up at centres without required documents and information.

The Commission also observed that some people massed up at the Electoral Commission’s offices and limited registration centres by the Electoral Commission (EC) for new voters demanding the Ghana Card.

 Kenneth Kponor, the Volta Regional Director of the NCCE,said vigorous education was needed for the success of the exercise, public education was not an event but a process that the NCCE must be resourced to deliver sustained sensitisation ahead of such exercises.

“We need ample time to engage people effectively in their homes, offices and other places and independent governance institutions must also be assisted and supported to help deepen sensitisation since the commission has been monitoring the limited voter registration exercise across the country, and provided public education and sensitisation when needed,” Mr Kponor stressed.

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