President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that from April 1, 2021, all identification card numbers would become Tax Identification Numbers.
He mentioned that this is going to be a promise which will come into fruition and not an April fool's promise.
He made this known while delivering his first State of the Nation's Address after being elected for his second term in parliament today. March 9, 2021.
Akufo-Addo said by so doing the number of people registered by the Ghana Revenue Authority for tax purpose will increase from three million to 15 million people.
He added that by the second quarter of this year, all national ID number will become SSNIT number to increase the number of people on the SSNIT database from four million to 15.5 million.
Nana Addo added that the national ID numbers will be linked to NHIS number, sim cards, Birth and deaths registry, DVLA documents as well passports.