Covid-19 Outbreak: Fosda urges NIA to suspend ongoing Ghana Card Registration
The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA), a regional civil society organization has joined the appeal to the National Identification Authority (NIA) to suspendn the ongoing Ghana Card Registration exercise in the Eastern Region.
A statement signed by Mrs Theodorah Williams Anti, the Program Manager, also asked eligible citizens to boycott the exercise and all other public mobilization exercises as a measure to ensure their personal safety, security and protection against COVID-19
“We have taken note of the various calls by the Ghana Medical Association, CHRAJ, CSOs and individuals for the NIA to suspend the registration process as per the directives of his Excellency the President of the Republic to no avail.”
” The increase in the number of COVID-19 cases currently and the beginning of community spread of the disease in the country makes it imperative for citizens to protect themselves from the disease if state institutions such as the NIA are not willing to do same for various reasons.”
While the Foundation entreats citizens to stay away from such exercises, we also call on the NIA and the Government to suspend the registration to avoid further endangering of the live of innocent citizens.
“As the President rightly said , ‘these are not ordinary times ‘.”
The World Health Organization(WHO), it said, had also declared a war against the novel coronavirus , and that was the approach all stakholders had to take.