Birth certificate does not establish the identity of the bearer – Supreme Court

Birth certificate does not establish the identity of the bearer – Supreme Court

- The Supreme Court has finally explained why a birth certificate cannot be used as a form of identification for the voters' registration

- According to the court, the birth certificate does not establish the identity of the bearer

- The judgment also noted that it provides no evidence of citizenship

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The Supreme Court of Ghana has finally explained why a birth certificate is not a form of identification. According to the court, it does not establish the identity of the bearer.

The apex court delivered judgment on 25 June 2020 for the case filed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the inclusion of birth certificates as a proof of identity for prospective voters.

In a full judgment given by the court on the 25 June dismissal, reasons for the rejection of the birth certificate were explained in detail.

Birth certificate does not establish the identity of the bearer – Supreme Court

Birth certificate does not establish the identity of the bearer – Supreme Court Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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A copy of the judgment sighted by Joy News stated that the birth certificate does not link its holder to the information it contains.

The judgment also noted that it provides no evidence of citizenship.

According to the court, just like the National Health Insurance cards, the birth certificate does not show proof of nationality even though it is needed to get a passport.

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In other news, YEN.com.gh sighted a video of the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ablekuma North constituency, Nana Akua Owusu Afriyie, campaigning at a registration centre.

She was heard encouraging people to vote massively for President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo and Sheila Bartels come 7 December 2020.

Even though she had a nose mask on it was below her chin.

READ ALSO: Video drops as Ablekuma North MP campaigns massively at registration centre

Senior Minister, Osafo-Maafo, tests positive for COVID-19:

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