Ghana’s minority leader demands NIA boss appears before parliament

Haruna iddrisu

Given the card’s rising relevance in national activities, Mr Haruna Iddrisu believes the timing was right for the Authority to brief the House on its operations.

The minority Leader (Mr Haruna Iddrisu), has asked that the National Identification Authority’s (NIA’s) Executive Director and the Minister in charge of the Ghana Card registration exercise to appear before Parliament.

Mr Iddrisu stated in Parliament on Tuesday, “I am demanding that the National Identification Authority be hauled before Parliament and any supervising minister to give adequate reports on the status of the national identification exercises.”

The Ghana Card is being worked on by the government to become the country’s primary identifying document. It’s now being combined with the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) card and used to register for government services like passports.

The central bank stated last week that starting on Friday, July 1, 2022, the Ghana Card would be the sole recognized identity card in banks and other regulated financial institutions.

Furthermore, Sim cards are being re-registered around the country. The goal of the activity is to prevent SIM Boxing and other illegal actions carried out by fraudsters using phony SIM cards, as well as to facilitate e-education.

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