Ghana Card now accepted as e-passport in 44,000 airports across the world

Ghana Card now accepted as e-passport in 44,000 airports across the world

  • The Ghana Card has gained prominence and can take the place of a regular Ghanaian passport
  • The seal of approval to make the Ghana card accepted as an e-passport was presented to Ghana's High Commissioner to Canada
  • Ghana's Vice President, Dr Bawumia, made a promise to the populace to ensure that the Ghana Card would be accepted as a passport in the first quarter of 2022

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The national identification card, which has come to be known as the Ghana Card, has now been recognized as an e-passport, allowing holders to travel across the world.

If everything goes as planned, the card would now grant Ghanaians access into about 97 borders and 44,000 airports across the globe.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on pulse.com.gh gave its approval for the card to be recognized as a valid passport.

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Ghana Card now accepted as e-passport in 44,000 airports across the world
Ghana Card now accepted as e-passport in 44,000 airports across the world
Source: UGC

Ghana was officially presented with the certificate to make the Ghana Card an e-passport in Canada on February 9, 2022.

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Ghana's High Commissioner to Canada, Ransford Sowah, received the approval, which was a seal of the Ghana card's recognition by the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Mr Sowah explained that holders of the Ghana Card can board any flight to Ghana without a visa requirement.

Ghanaian diasporans who are holding the Ghana-Card would not need to obtain visas to travel to the country.

In 2021, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia said ICAO will recognise the Ghana Card as an e-passport by the first quarter of 2022.

Ghana officially became the 79th member of the ICAO Public Key Directory community on October 13, 2021.

The ICAO Public Directory is a central repository for exchanging the information required to authenticate e-passports.

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GACL MD Yaw Kwakwa sacked

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Mr Yaw Kwakwa, the Managing Director of the Ghana Airports Company Limited has been sacked by the president of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

A letter announcing the sack of the GACL MD was first sighted on the Twitter page of journalist, Francis Abban.

The letter is reported to have been channeled to the now former MD of GACL through the Transport Ministry.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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