The National Identification Authority (NIA) has suspended its mass registration exercise in the Eastern Region following a court injunction.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has suspended mass gathering across the country due to the growing cases of COVID-19.
There are currently 18 reported cases of coronavirus infection in Ghana.
Despite the president’s directive, the NIA has been going on with its registration exercise, triggering calls for intervention.
Following an application for an injunction filed by some Ghanaians, the Authority has suspended its exercise.
In a letter dated March 21, 2020, the NIA said: “mass registration exercise currently underway in the Eastern Region is suspended effective Saturday, 21st March 2020 pending the final determination of the application.”
Read the NIA statement below: