Ghana card can make you travel anywhere in West Africa, Europe to follow - NIA boss

Ghana card can make you travel anywhere in West Africa, Europe to follow - NIA boss

- Ken Attafuah has disclosed that the Ghana card could be used as a passport to any European country

- He also added that the card was necessary for national development

The National Identification Authority boss, Professor Ken Attafuah, has revealed that the card could become the passport with which Ghanaians would travel to Europe and other parts when Ghana signs a protocol with the European Union.

This he said is because, the card, was embedded with so much more than the average passport of ID card currently in the system for use by Ghanaians.

Speaking to Bola Ray on Starr Chat, Professor Attafuah said the card was necessary for national development.

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“This instant card we are issuing is the first of its kind in any part of the world. You get a passport on it that can make you travel anywhere in West Africa. And when Ghana signs the protocol with the EU you will be able to travel with the Ghana card anywhere in Europe,” he said.

He said the President is keenly following the progress of the card issuance.

”I can tell you that the President is very interested in what we are doing, it is a key deliverable to him and we are always having meetings over it. I met him last week and I have met him this week over it. He wants to know what is happening, what challenges we are facing and why the Ghanaian people are stressing and I feel the pain too but we will deliver on this project”.

The National Identification Authority (NIA) started the mass registration and Ghana Card issuance exercise in the Greater Accra Region from Monday, April 29, 2019, and expected to end on Saturday, July 6, 2019.

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