GhanaCard: Only passports, birth certificates will be accepted for registration – NIA

President Akufo-Addo is the first recipent of the GhanaCard

MyNewsGh.com has learnt that Driving Licence, voters ID cards, Baptismal certificates etc will not be accepted by the National Identification Authority in the issuance of the Ghana Card.

According to the boss of the NIA, Prof Ken Attafuah, only birth certificates and passports will be used as identification for acquisition of the card, as provided for by the National Identification Amendment Law 2017 (Act 950).

As a result of the above and to achieve a full enrolment, the National Identification Authority (NIA) has recruited and trained 2,700 commissioners of oath to operate alongside staff of the NIA during the registration for the Ghana Card.

Prof. Attafuah said the re-registration and instant issuance of the Ghana Card kicks off on Monday, May 28, 2018, and would cost Ghana $1.2 billion over 15 years.

The government is contributing $531 million of the cost, while Identity Management System (IMS), which is partnering the NIA under a public/private partnership (PPP) agreement, will provide $678 million for the exercise.

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