Do y’all remember queuing to get your National ID card back in 2009?
Yeah, those cards never showed up and now the new government wants to bring it back.
The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has announced that government will start the National Identification registration exercise in November 2017 and not this month as the National Identification Authority (NIA) had said earlier.
Yep, another queueing exercise again.
Before, this process starts though, government wants to make sure your streets are named. If yours isn’t, then you should check with your local district authority. You must do this before November.
“By November God willing, the next bit of digitization will be the National ID Card. That is very critical, and we are hoping to try the addressing thing launched before the National ID, so that when you come to register for the National ID, we will have your address as well so that we will put it there [in the data],” Dr. Bawumia said.
“It is all digitizing in Ghana; we are moving to get these things done. The National ID is very critical for everything that we are going to do going forward. Whether it’s health, whether it’s education, taxation; everything will now be dependent on your National ID number, which will be your unique ID which will follow you from birth all the way to death,” he stressed.
Dr. Bawumia disclosed that the move to digitize all of government’s operations have proved successful as initial assessment of the paperless system at the ports increased Ghana’s revenue collection by more than 50%, citibusinessnews reports.
You really need to queue for this card when it starts.