Broadcast journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni has promised to pay part of the fine imposed on the two plaintiffs who took the NIA to court.
Manasseh has disclosed that he will be paying an amount of GHC1,000 to help defray the part of the GHC6,000 cost awarded against Mark Oliver Kevor and Emmanuel Okrah.
In a Facebook post sighted by GhanaXtra.com, Manasseh wrote: “I, Manasseh Azure Awuni, am paying 1000 cedis of the 6000 cedis cost awarded against those who took the NIA court to stop the registration in the Eastern Region. They’ve demobilised the NIA despite the bizarre ruling”.
Manasseh is part of the many Ghanaian citizens who have criticised the NIA’s decision to continue with the registration in the Eastern region despite a ban on all public gatherings.
An Accra High Court today dismissed an injunction against the National Identification Authority(NIA).
The High Court ruled that the NIA is entitled to continue with the registration of Ghanaians.
The trial judge, Anthony Oppong, held that the application for an injunction is based on a grievous error and misunderstanding of the President’s social distancing directive.