The country is gradually moving from the said production to maximum importation of goods and substances. While the government repeatedly blames the misfortune of the state on the current ongoing Russia Ukraine war, the slowly eradicating Pandemic (COVID 19), and the mismanagement from their predecessors, they equally continue to exhibit various corrupt acts which are clearly noted by the citizens of the state.
Some weeks ago, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia made a speech at the launch of two new high-level information technology programmes at Accra Business School at Baatson in Accra. At the launch, he talked about the importance of th3 introduction of Ghana card and he stressed on that if he is to choose between Ghana card and 1000 interchanges, he will pick the Ghana card.
Ghanaian entrepreneur, writer, social and political commentator, Mr. Bright Simons has reacted to the recent brouhaha between the NDC and the Electoral Commission. The Electoral Commission has announced its decision to solely use the Ghana Card as the only means of registration for the Voter ID Card.
The thing is working, the queues at the registration point are an obvious vindication of your stance, that indeed, some of us have the card but just decided not to register. Please carry on, you are doing well for Ghana. There are some genuine challenges though, some complaints of having registered but still blocked.
A Ghanaian Policy Analyst, Bright Simons, who is also the founder of mPedigree has thrown a big blow to the government after revealing that the very brand design and features of the overly hyped National Identity Card popularly known as the Ghana Card has been borrowed and that government had to pay the originators of the features of the national document.
The Ghana Card is a national identity card that is issued by the National Identification Authority (NIA) to Ghanaian citizens- both resident and non-resident, and legally and permanently resident foreign nationals. The Ghana Card is proof of identity, citizenship, and residence of the holder.
TV3 Saturday Keypoints show has remained extremely relevant due to its consistency in touching on trending issues affecting the good people of Ghana. On Today's discussion hosted by TV3's Alfred Ocansey, the panel members emphasised the need to have a clear understanding of the country's electoral processes especially the elections register for the upcoming 2024 presidential and parliamentary elections.
The Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) has been encouraged by the Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Prof. Kenneth Agyeman Attafuah, to use the National Identification Card (Ghana Card) for the 2024 elections. Prof. Kenneth believes that using a card other than the Ghana Card for the elections would be a grave disservice to Ghana.
The voter ID card will not be accepted for SIM card registration, according to the National Communications Authority. The NCA stated in a statement that it has not given mobile network operators and broadband wireless access providers any such instructions. "In the current SIM registration exercise, there is currently no medium for voter ID registration; the Ghana Card stays the main ID."
It seems the greatest achievement of this government is free senior high school and Ghana Card. The Ghana Card is a good initiative, the best this government has implemented so far. Once people can be traced and activities tracked, it helps widen the tax net, reduce fraud, etc.
Today marks the deadline for Sim re-registration as was given by the Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful. However many Ghanaians have still not been able to get their Ghana card and as such have not been able to re-register their Sim cards. Honorable Sam George about an hour ago made a post on his official Twitter handle to put the minds of such Ghanaians at ease.
In October 1, 2021, Ghana’s Ministry of Communications and Digitization (MoCD) began a mandatory nationwide Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card re-registration exercise. The mandatory exercise, was to ensure that, every SIM card subscriber in Ghana, re-register their SIM cards, using only the Ghana National Identification card (Ghana Card).
The Electing Commission (EC) has annulled the underwriter framework where new registrants without the Ghana Card gave two Ghana Card holders as underwriters for their Citizen's ID card. This structures part of clearing changes the commission is setting up to safeguard the trustworthiness of the electors' register and the ID card.The Agent Director of the EC Accountable for Activities, Samuel Tettey, spread the word about this for writers at the EC's "Let the Resident Know" experience.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has assured Ghanaians that it has no intention to use the Ghana Card as a source of identification for the 2024 general elections. According to the Deputy Chairman of the EC, Dr. Eric Bossman Asare, the Ghana card will only be used to register for a voter's ID card.
The introduction of the National Identification card, also know as the Ghana Card, has been posited by government to be the needed drive for promoting systematic change in citizen identification in Ghana. To this end, government has sought to push for the usage of Ghana Card as means of identification in accessing public services including telecommunication and financial services.
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In Life, those who are great are those who follow their dreams through good times and bad times. In an editorial on Thursday 11th August 2022, Broadcast Journalist Paul Adom Otchere made some profound comments on the Ghana Card. According to Paul Adom Otchere, the fight to see that Ghana gets a single identity card started as far back as the Acheampong Era.
An enthusiastic Communication Officer Hopeful for Anlo Constituency, Shugah Mawuli Anthonio is very angry and heartbroken with the cruel decision taken by some selected leaders and institutions responsible for this SIM Card Re-registration agenda which most Ghanaian are equally unhappy with but are unfortunately voiceless about it. He says, ''When the first gentleman of the land His Excellency, William Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia cum Hon.
Mahama Ayariga, former Youth and Sports Minister in former President Mahama's administration and Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central has taken a different stance on the Ghana card being used as voter ID. The MP believes it is possible to use the card in place of a voter card arguing that there is no law prohibiting the Electoral Commission (EC) from doing so.
The National Identification Authority (NIA) has condemned a Facebook post on the artwork of the Ghana Card by Bright Simons, Vice President of IMANI Ghana. The NIA claims that "the controversy over the Ghana Card artwork generated by the said post is entirely unnecessary and distracting."
A very shocking revelation as Aisha Huang, the supposed “Galamsey Queen” was able to secure her Ghana Card on Sumday. Aisha Huang, a very powerful Galamsey Queen has been re-arrested by the security agency. Her and other culprits were snagged by the security agencies in her attempt to mine the precious minerals blessed to this nation (Ghana).