The National Identification Authority (NIA) has announced that no Ghanaian will be excluded from the Ghanacard registration.
According to the Authority, measures are being put in place to help register individuals who do not have either a birth certificate or a passport.
This follows an accusation from the minority in parliament that government intends to sideline individuals who do not have any of the requirement.
But information from the NIA boss proved otherwise; according to them only non-Ghanaians would be strictly excluded from the registration process.
Executive Director, Prof. Ken Agyeman Attafuah, also stated that, the National Identification Authority will not let technology oppress or exclude anyone either.
“We’ll also not let the fact of not having documentation by way of birth certificate or a passport exclude any Ghanaian but we’ll do all within our power to exclude every person who is not a Ghanaian who will seek to register for the Ghana card,” he said.
However, his comments are likely to restore peace between government and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), who have previously clashed over the requirements for the Ghanacard.
Eventually leading them to boycott the registration.
Meanwhile, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and former presidents, Jerry John Rawlings as well as John Agyekum Kufour, have all been registered and issued their cards.
This was revealed by the Executive Director, Prof. Ken Agyeman Attafuah, when he led staff of the NIA to register and issue the Ghana card to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at his palace on Monday.