President Elect, Nana Akufo Addo, has stated that the incoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration intends to complete the National Identification system originally commenced by the Kufuor administration.
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Set up during President Kufuors administration, the National Identification Authority was established in order to oversee the identification of both citizens and foreigners inside the country.
Speaking at a meeting of the Private Enterprise Federation held at the Ghana Institute of Management And Public Administration (GIMPA), the President Elect said his administration intended to complete the system by the end of the his first year in office.
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“The National Identification system is the primary identifier with linkages to the databases of institutions such as the police, the National Health Insurance Scheme, Passport office, immigration, courts, the Ghana Revenue and the Driver Licensing Authority.”
“The process of giving our country a National Identification system began president Kufuor’s time. Eight years later, nothing has been done about it and it is our intention that within the very first year of our mandate, we intend to complete the process of national identification,” the President-elect said.