The Chief Executive Officer of the National Identification Authority (NIA) has bemoaned various irregularities that have marred the Ghana card registration exercise in some parts of the Greater Accra Region.
Some Ghanaians who took part in the registration complained of long queues, fraud, and other irregularities.
A few people were even arrested for registering non-Ghanaians.
Speaking to this in a one-on-one interview with Kwami Sefa Kayi, Tuesday, Prof Ken Attafuah expressed sadness over the issue and urged Ghanaians to help NIA in dealing with officials who would want to tarnish the image of the authority.
“These personnel were trained on patriotism, nationalism; the last thing I wanted to see was the indignity of Ghanaians suffering in long queues…it’s very sad,” he stated.
He recounted how he met an official who said the ‘no-forms’ excuse was to reduce the number of people in the queue.
“I was very upset . . . why was she misleading Ghanaians and bringing the name of the authority in disrepute? . . . then people will be criticizing us saying we cannot organize a simple exercise, but that’s not the case,” he lamented.