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Financial Institutions given 'grace period' until January 2022 to start using Ghana Card - NIA

The Head of Corporate Affairs of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Mr. Abudu Abdul Ganiyu has hinted that all the financial institutions in the country would soon have to resort to the Ghana Card as the main means of identifying their clients early next year.

He made this statement while being interviewed on Neat FM, a media house under the Despite Media Group umbrella today in Accra.

Mr. Ganiyu mentioned some banks like the Union Bank of Africa, Stanbic Bank, and the Calbank being the first banks who have already started using data on their platform to transact business with their clients out there.

The NIA official indicated that the main reason for banks refusal to accept and use the Ghana Alucard was because they could not access the information provided on the card. He said for now, the database for the Ghana Card is ready to be used and accessible so they have no option than to fall on it.

He said that some financial institutions have already tested and attested to the fact that their system is apt and accurate. 

Since the initiation and issuance of the Ghana Card early this year, most of the financial institutions in the country have not been using it as a means of identifying their prospective clients. They often resort to the voter's identity card as well as the drivers license. 

Meanwhile, the NIA has often made it known that the card and their platform is accessible and they should be able to tap into it and accept the Ghana Card that Ghanaians presents to them at the banking halls.

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