Former Executive Director of the Danquah Institute, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has described the National Identification Authority’s continuous postponement in rolling out the new National Identification card as ‘mightily frustrating’.
In a post on his Facebook wall, the politician who insisted that NIA had a good case, charged the Authority to explain the situation on the ground to Ghanaians.
According to him, the NPP government inherited the contract for the issuance of the Ghana card from the NDC government and getting out of it would have resulted in a judgment debt hence the need to renegotiate for an improved deal.
He wrote “My reliable information is that the NPP inherited an NDC contract which lawyers advised that to get out of it would lead to judgment debt. So, the contract was renegotiated and significantly improved. What is stopping the NIA from putting out these facts! It gets so annoying. You cannot be incompetent in stating your case when you have a good case. I’m getting really frustrated!”.
Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko believes that NIA putting out the facts would have prevented it from “being bashed left, right and centre over a $1.2bn contract for the ID cards”.