Do Not Throw Away Your Old Voters ID Cards They Are Still Valid For Business Transactions - EC
The Electoral Commission of Ghana has urged Ghanaians not to throw away their voters ID cards until the Commission finishes with the compilation of the new voters' register because the old voters' identity cards can be still used to transac businesses that are related to socio-economic transactions.
In interview that was conducted between the Ghana News Agency (GNA) and the Deputy Chairman in Charge of Operations, Mr. Samuel Tettey, he told GNA that the data that are gathered in the voters' registration are shared with various and relevant institutions, such as banks so that during financial transactions by their customers they can verify the authenticity of the cards.
He further stressed that until the new register has been legitimized by the court, that is when the new cards become operation and the old ones invalid. But before all these processes are duly completed, Mr. Tettey explained that candidates who have registered for the new card can only use them to vouch for prospective applicants they knew as Ghanaians.
It has come to the reach of the GNA that some individuals have been frustrated when they were denied the access to use their new voters' id cards to transac business at some institutions only because the cards could not be accepted now since the banks did not have the data base to validate their authenticity.
The Deputy Chairman, Mr. Tettey has therefore advised clients to present their old voters' ID cards which could be authenticated.
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