A High Court in Accra on Friday has ‘kicked’ against an injunction which was placed on the National Identification Authority (NIA) as it rules in favor of the Authority to continue their work of registering Ghanaians.
ruled that is entitled to work and that registration should continue as it dismisses injunction and substantive case.
Two Ghanaian nationals filed an injunction placement on the NIA after they alleged that the Authority had breached the directive of the President following the outbreak of the COVID -19 pandemic in the country.
The NIA which was already in the process of registering Ghanaians for the Ghana card in the Eastern region, contravened and went ahead with the registration process hence the ex parte application at the High Court to restrain it from continuing the process.
According to the court, the NIA’s decision to go ahead with the registration is not against the President’s directive suspending all public gatherings.
The Judge, Justice Anthony Oppong explained that the directive did not stop operations of businesses but rather asked operators to observe certain protocols including social distancing.
A GHS3000 cost was awarded against each of the applicants.