Source: Ghanaian Times
The National Identification Authority (NIA) has, after clearing all the technical hitches, paved the way for the registration and issuance of the all important Ghana Card necessary for conducting businesses in the country.
But the issuance of the card has also been met with some rancour from a section of the public. From the cost of exercise to documents acceptable for the registration, the issuance of the card has been dogged by controversy.
Perhaps the thorny one is the insistence by the acting Executive Secretary of the NIA, Professor Kenneth Attafuah, that only passports and birth certificates are eligible for the Ghana Card registration per the National Identification Registration Regulation (L.I. 21111), as amended last year.
This, he explained is because the two documents are the only proof of citizenship: implying that the Voters ID card for instance, that has been a major source of identification for many Ghanaian in the conduct of other activities, cannot be used as a requirement for the registration exercise.