Social media users have expressed distaste for a ruling by an Accra High Court on March 27, 2020, which gave the National Identification Authority (NIA) greenlight to continue registering Ghanaians for the Ghana Card despite a ban on social gathering.

This followed an application filed by two citizens Mark Oliver Kevor and Emmanuel Okrah asking that the Authority be stopped from carrying out its registration exercise as it goes contrary to the social distancing directives issued by President Akufo-Addo in the wake of the COVID-19 cases recorded in Ghana.

But, court, presided over by Justice Anthony Oppong held that the application for an injunction is based on a grievous error and misunderstanding of the President’s social distancing directive. The court then proceeds to dismiss the substantive case as well.

Justice Oppong granted a cost of ¢6,000 against the two citizens.

This development does not seem to have gone down well with some Ghanaians as they took to social media to vent their spleen.

Social media reacts to ruling on NIA's Ghana Card registration exercise