Ghana: Eastern Region spike in COVID-19 cases follows refusal to halt ID card registration


Ghana's opposition party, the National Democratic Congress, has blamed a spike in cases of COVID-19 on the National Identification Authority's refusal to suspend its registration efforts in the country's Eastern Region even though two citizens filed for a court injunction to halt the operation and even though the conditions violated the country's social distancing directives. Registrants were forced to share fingerprint scanners and wait in overcrowded conditions. Public pressure later forced the NIA to stop.


Writer: Modern Ghana
Publication: Modern Ghana