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"Ghana is not Accra" - Okudzeto fires

The national democratic Congress member of parliament for North Tongu, Mr. Okudzeto Ablakwa, has stated categorically that Ghana is not limited to Accra alone.

According to Mr. Okudzeto, numerous Ghanaians in other regions of the country have not yet accessed their Ghana cards. He explained that when the officers were contacted, they attributed the inability to get the cards ready for the good citizens of Ghana to challenges from the headquarters of the national identification authority.

Meanwhile, the ministry of communication and digitization, led by Ursula Owusu, has threatened that by the end of 31st July 2022, anyone who fails to link the national identification authority card to their SIM cards will have the sims deactivated.

Mr. Okudzeto cited the example of his constituency, saying that they are both 1445 people yet to receive their Ghana cards due to challenges from the national identification office. He, therefore, questioned why the ministry of communication digitization would go ahead to deactivate their Sims when the problem comes from the national identification authority.

Mr. Okudzeto said, "How were these 1,445 victims of institutional ineptitude expected to meet the draconian July 31 SIM registration deadline, and why should their phones be disconnected?" he quizzed.

He argued that"Ghana is not Accra," where most people have received their cards. According to Mr. Okudzeto, "For a good four or months — since the 29th of March, the NIA Office in North Tongu has been unable to print Ghana Cards for a massive 1,445 beloved constituents of mine who registered for the cards due to what officials are describing as logistical challenges from HQ."

Mr. Okudzeto "Interesting how Ghana Cards are available in Accra, and yet NIA management cannot ensure all districts in Ghana are served. What’s the plan

He consequently assured his people that they were not alone in this and that he was going to stand together with them and make sure that anyone that had the same disconnection was reactivated. He said, "Be rest assured, you are not alone in this — our phones will be disconnected together, and we shall fight together to have them restored."

As part of the effort by members of the National Democratic Congress, yesterday held, d a press conference to plead with the ministry of communication and digitization to extend the deadline so that Ghanaians can access the account and do the needful.

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