The National Identification Authority of Ghana (NIA) is set to commence the nationwide issuance of national ID cards, known as the Ghana Card.
The nationwide registration exercise according to the NIA will commence hopefully in April.
At a brief ceremony in Accra on March 27th, 2018, the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, handed over 57 Nissan Hardbody pickups, 5 Toyota Hiace Vans, 60 motorbikes and two generator sets to the Executive Secretary of the NIA, Prof Kenneth Attafuah.
According to him, the logistics are to be used for the registration and issuance project.
“This is the first instalment on the sort of logistics that are going to be necessary to undertake this project and by the grace of God I hope in another month’s time we will see the beginning of the mass issuance of the ID cards.
“The registration and issuance of the national ID card is a critical piece of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s vision to build a modern prosperous economy. It is also important that as we put together this ID card, we capture the address of everybody to have a national database,” he said.
He mentioned that, the programme underway will help institutions like banks to easily verify the identity of individuals.
He indicated that, it will also help make the acquisition of passports and driver’s license much more easier.
Dr Bawumia pledged further government’s support to ensure the successful completion of the project, given its immense benefit to the nation.
“We will benefit tremendously as a country from this national ID system and I dare say it is probably going to be one of the most if not the most important reforms that we are going to be seeing in this country,” he added.