Ghana’s NIA calls for policy to synchronize ID cards

Published: 17/Apr/2015
Source: SPY Ghana

The National Identification Authority (NIA) is calling for a policy to synchronize identity cards in the country into one.

Head, Administration/Legal & Compliance of the NIA, Josef Iroko told in an interview over the weekend the situation where people carry different identity cards was not the best according to international standards.

“We need a policy decision to avoid multiple identity cards so that one card will serve as your voter ID, Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) card, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), driving license etc,” he said.

Iroko emphasized the phenomenon of multiplicity of identity cards in the country could be attributed to the fact that most of the institutions existed before the NIA was established.

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Themes: Identity Documents, Birth Registration
Regions: West Africa, Ghana
Year: 2015