Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed that the National Identification Authority (NIA) will begin the issuance of the new National Identification Card in April this year.
The national ID card dubbed Ghana card according to government would help to modernise and formalise the Ghanaian economy through the establishment of a credible national database.
Speaking at the Ghana-Norway Business Forum in Accra on Monday, 19 March 2018, Dr Bawumia said “a lot of work has been done and all things being equal, we expect a rollout of Ghana’s National ID system next month [April].
“This means we are going to provide unique identification to everybody in Ghana, whether you are a foreigner or a citizen. We’ll have unique ID numbers and this will automatically transform into your tax identification number so when you don’t file your taxes, we know.”
The new ID card will phase out the one previously issued in the John Agyekum Kufour era.
The nationwide registration of Ghanaian citizens for the new ID card is expected to begin soon following the assurance from the Vice president.