NIA proposes extension of deadline for Ghana card number, SSNIT merger

The National Identification Authority (NIA) has proposed an extension of the deadline given by means of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) for contributors of the scheme to merge their SSNIT and NIA numbers.

The system started on June 28, 2021, the place SSNIT deployed systems to participants of the Scheme to merge their SSNIT and Personal ID numbers on their Ghana Cards, with a closing date of December 31, 2021.

However, not all SSNIT cardholders have been in a position to go thru the merging process, with a majority blaming it on the inaccessibility of the Ghana cards.

Head of Corporate Affairs at NIA, Abudu Abdul-Ganiyu told Citi News, an extension of the cut-off date will have the funds for a large number of SSNIT participants to merge their numbers with the NIA numbers.

“Even although we have had some discussions and there are considerations right here and there, I think that most of these establishments will have to rely on us in terms of our readiness and insurance across the usa before some of the time limits are given.”

“As it stands, we have some 500,000 to 600,000 SSNIT subscribers who have not yet gone via the process. So the expectation is that the deadline have to be extended so that a lot greater human beings will get the probability to register for the Ghana card and go via the system successfully.”

As section of the government’s sketch to migrate all identification numbers onto the National Identification card, additionally recognised as Ghana card, the Social Security and National Insurance Trust on June 28, 2021, commenced procedures to merge all SSNIT numbers to the Ghana card.

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The merger is additionally in compliance with Regulation 7 (1) of the National Identity Register Regulations, 2012, L.I. 2111, and a directive from the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA).

The intended merger is anticipated to improve the ease of doing business with the Trust by way of enabling a extra convenient ability to allow participants to use one card, that is the Ghana Card, for all transactions.

Over one million SSNIT contributors have had their unique scheme numbers merged with the Ghana Card as of final month.

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