The National Identification Authority (NIA) has suspended its Ghana Card registration exercise in the Eastern Region.
It comes after the filing of an interlocutory injunction against the registration exercise amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Ghana has so far recorded 16 cases. President Nana Akufo-Addo has imposed restrictions on public gatherings so as to stem the tide of the spread.
In a statement, the NIA said it suspended the exercise “pending the final determination of the application”.
“All staff are required to report for work and render proper accounting of registration equipment, materials and consumables in their custody to the Senior Registration Officers (SROs) with immediate effect,” the statement added.
Two citizens, Mark Oliver-Kevor and Emmanuel Akumatey Okrah on Thursday sued the NIA for continuing with the registration despite the ban on public gatherings. They also threatened to cite the Executive Secretary of the NIA, Professor Ken Attafuah, for contempt.