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Applicants Stranded in the Ashanti Region After NIA Declared Indefinite Strike 

An indefinite strike by the National Identification Authority (NIA) staff has left many applicants in the Ashanti Region without access to essential services.

The strike commenced on Monday, June 10, 2024, after being announced on Sunday, June 9. The workers cited inadequate working conditions and the government’s delay in addressing negotiation issues and institution-specific allowances as reasons for the strike.

The union highlighted that it had postponed an initial strike planned for March 2024, following the intervention of the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations. However, due to the government’s continued lack of progress in negotiations, the union decided to proceed with the industrial action.

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As a result, all NIA offices, including those at the district, regional, and premium centres, have halted operations, leaving applicants frustrated and in a state of uncertainty.

Speaking to Citi FM, applicants who had travelled from distant locations expressed their urgent need for the Ghana card and stressed how the strike would severely affect their activities.

Applicants are now urging the government and relevant authorities to swiftly address the NIA’s grievances, fearing that the situation will deteriorate further if left unresolved.

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