The National Identification Authority, NIA has announced that starting today Thursday, 1st April, 2021, it is co-locating with the Ghana Revenue Authority, GRA, to replace Tax Identification Numbers with Ghana Card numbers.
In a press release signed by the Head of Mr. Corporate Affairs of the NIA, Alhaji Abudu Abdul-Ganiyu, the move is in line with Government of Ghana’s policy to replace TIN with Ghana Card numbers.
The statement reads, “It is announced for the information of the general public that, from Thursday 1st April 2021, the National Identification Authority (NIA) will operate 14 Registration Offices at the premises of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) across the country.
In line with the Government policy to replace the Tax Identification Number (TIN) with the Personal Identification Number (PIN) on the Ghana Card, this co-location strategy with the GRA will afford Ghanaians aged 15 years and above who have not yet registered for the Ghana Card the opportunity to do so.”
The statement also indicated that Ghanaians who have already registered for the Ghana Card are NOT to present themselves at any of these offices for re-registration as doing so would amount to a criminal offense, and such offenders shall be liable for prosecution.
The NIA in the release has however assured Ghanaians who have registered, and are yet to receive their cards that the cards will be issued to them at the NIA offices in their Regional and District capitals when the permanent offices are established effective 1st June, 2021.
“Other services to be rendered by the permanent NIA Regional and District offices include:
i. Continuous registration of all citizens from age zero to infinity free of charge;
ii. Registration of all foreigners legally and permanently resident in Ghana
at a fee;
iii. Replacement of lost or damaged cards at a fee; and
iv. Updating of personal records or data in the National Identification Register (NIR)”, the statement concluded.