The New Patriotic Party (NPP) government will be prudent and fair to Ghanaians if it rather spends the $1.3b budget for the National Identification Authority (NIA) on the National Identity System (NIS), an independent Presidential Candidate in the 2016 and 2012 elections,
Mr Jacob Osei Yeboah, has said .
He cautioned: “The NIA should understand that Ghanaians respect our President, so give us nothing less than the NIS now or do not spend a penny of the
To roll out the National Identity System (NIS),
Voter ID agitation - needless, mediocrity
He said the transmutation of the Voter ID, since 1992, could not be
In the view of
“What will a Ghanaian government gain by taking away the inalienable right of citizens, especially when a foreigner has the opportunity to
Automatic cleaning mechanism
Moreover, he said since the Voter ID had no automatic cleaning mechanism and using the death rate of 2.5
Furthermore, he said the Identity Management System (IMS) highly secured Ghana Card process could also include the alternative presence of the voucher in addition to using
The voucher in this instance, he said, could be appended to a registrant in the same process as the interviewer or the data entry person or card issuance. This can help speed up the issuance of the Ghana Card.
“I would have personally recommended, given the secure process of the IMS Card, that even the birth certificates and passports could be disregarded so that we could have a topmost integrity Ghana Card from the scratch,” he stated.
That, he said, could be achieved by firstly issuing our chiefs, pastors, imams, ministers, Members of Parliament (MPs), district chief executives (DCEs), and the security agencies with the Ghana Card with each of
Let’s support NIA to implement NIS
He, however, called on Ghanaians to support the NIA to successfully implement the NIS.
“We must all support the NIA to implement the system; the fear is that if we fail to implement this, I do not know when it shall be implemented,” he stated.
He further pointed out that “if we fail to support the NIA to implement the Ghana Card registration, those who benefit from the dark activities in our country will continue to impoverish us.”