The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on Tuesday, 4th July 2023 lauded Prof. Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah, the Executive Secretary, and the staff of the National Identification Authority (NIA), for their remarkable accomplishments in the successful implementation and issuance of the Ghana Card. H.E. Dr. Bawumia emphasized that Ghana stands among a handful of nations worldwide to have achieved such a significant feat in the biometric National Identification System and stressed that Ghanaians should not underestimate the remarkable milestone achieved.
The Vice President made these remarks while attending the official issuance of Ghana cards to lepers at the Weija Leprosarium earlier today. He described the day as a momentous occasion for the cured lepers, expressing satisfaction that they were no longer excluded and now had access to the Ghana card.
Prof. Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah, the Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority, reiterated the importance of capturing all Ghanaians in the National Identification System as a single source of truth. He also announced that the NIA in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service, Births and Deaths Registry of Ghana, has commenced registration of children aged zero (0) to six (6), and will commence the registration of children between ages 6 and 15, and Ghanaians abroad in due course.
Additionally, Prof. Attafuah expressed concern regarding the large number of uncollected Ghana Cards currently at its 16 Regional and 276 District Offices across the country. With over 800,000 printed cards awaiting collection, he urged individuals who have not yet received their cards to do so promptly.
The National Identification Authority aims to ensure comprehensive coverage of Ghanaians, both at home and abroad, and continues to work diligently to achieve this objective.