Ghana: Call made for amendment of National ID Law

Published: 3/Juin/2018

National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Kofi Adams has disclosed that his party wants Act 950 amended.

Act 950, otherwise known as the National Identification Amendment Law 2017, is what empowers the issuance of new identity cards to Ghanaians by the National Identification Authority (NIA).

The new cards, to be called Ghana Cards, were scheduled to begin being distributed on Monday, May 28 but the planned exercise was indefinitely called off.  The supervising body, the NIA, has since apologised for the inability to fulfil its announcement.

But concerns have already been raised about the documents to present before registering.  Only birth certificates and passports would be accepted for the registration as per the National Identification Law.

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Themes: Cartes d’identité et passeports
Regions: Ghana
Year: 2018