The National Identification Authority (NIA) has dismissed the assertion circulating on social media that some Ghana Cards have been left to â€˜rotâ€™ at the Sowotuom Office.
In a statement, the Authority explained that the said cards are 2D-barcode cards which were printed between 2008 and 2014 but were never issued to Ghanaians.
According to NIA, the abandoned cards have been audited and were awaiting destruction.
â€œThe cards have been audited by an NIA Board of Survey and passed for destruction as they have outlived their 10-year life span and cannot be used for any lawful purpose.
â€œStored in â€œGhana-Must-Goâ€™ bags, the cards were moved from storage to create space pending their destruction as the MA Headquarters Building undergoes refurbishment.
â€œThe cards were covered with a tarpaulin to the NIA Headquarters premises awaiting shredding but someone removed the cover, made a video and shared it on social media,â€ parts of the statement read.