Ghana card to soon replace voters ID card – Bawumia reveals

Ghana card to soon replace voters ID card – Bawumia reveals

- Bawumia has revealed that the Ghana Card would soon erase all arguments about the use of voters’ register for elections in the country

- According to Bawumia, the card would automatically replace the voters’ ID

- Bawumia again added that digitization would be introduced at the Lands Commission to tackle the high levels of corruption that characterize land registration and acquisition

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed that the National Identification Card popularly known as the Ghana Card would soon erase all arguments about the use of voters’ register for elections in the country.

According to Bawumia, the card would automatically replace the voters’ ID since the Electoral Commission (EC) would extract details of all those who have turned eighteen and above.

He, however, indicated that the completion of the National Identification database will also save the nation money.

He made this revelation while addressing Ahmadiyya Muslims at the 88th Annual National Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Gomoa Pomadze in the Central Region on January 5, 2020, indicated that the completion of the National Identification database will also save the nation money.

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“The National ID will be the voters’ register and nobody will go and do voters’ registration because when it is time for voting, EC will just extract the data of anybody who is above 18 from the national ID database.

So it will save us money in these registrations which are expensive. But, for us, this is the last time we going to get involved in the election registration,” he said.

Bawumia again added that digitization would be introduced at the Lands Commission to tackle the high levels of corruption that characterize land registration and acquisition.

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In other news, former president Jerry John Rawlings has revealed that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) under the leadership of Akufo-Addo has plans to establish a bank - National Development Bank.

According to him, the bank that would be set up by the NPP would be purposely for the selfish gains of the political party.

Speaking at the commemoration of the 31st December 1981 Movement in Winneba, Rawlings noted that this alleged bank, when established, would cripple existing banks.

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