Ghanaians can from October 1, use their Ghana Card to make a business transaction and access other services anywhere in Ghana, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Identification Authority has announced.
Professor Ken Attafuah who disclosed this speaking on the Accra-based Joy FM on Thursday said the National Identification Authority is still in consultations with other stakeholders for full acceptance of the Ghana Card.
“In the first week of October, the technical system will be ready and the service can now happen. We are having conversations with Bank of Ghana (BoG) and the Ministry of Communications (MOC) to ensure the players in the telco industry all come on board,” the CEO said.
He further said the NIA will in due course establish permanent regional, municipal, and district offices for Ghanaians who could not register during the normal and mop-up exercise to duly register for the must-have Card.
“Officials at the offices will also move into the communities to register people while maintaining a presence at the offices so people can walk in and register.
“We are registering everyone, from zero to infinity. We will be working with the Birth and Death Registry so that when the children turn 18 we would know automatically. This will also allow ‘football age’ to be a thing of the past,” he noted as quoted by GhanaWeb.
According to Professor Ken Attafuah, the Ghana Card has become so important that “one would be excluding himself socially, economically, and politically without the card.”