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Ghana Card almost ready for 2024 voting exercise – NIA

Ghana Card almost ready for 2024 voting exercise – NIA
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The National Identification Authority (NIA) has said that preparations are in the works to merge the Voter Identification Card with the Ghana Card, allowing holders of the latter to vote in the General Elections of 2024.

Abdul Ganiwu, a spokesman for the Authority, told Kofi Adoma Nwanwani on the Anopa Bfo morning program on Tuesday, October 13, 2021, that the only stumbling block in allowing users of Ghana Cards to vote is the polling station number.

“Between now and 2024 is a long period to engage the Electoral Commission (EC) so that they can generate that information [polling station numbers] for Ghana Card users. So, when you are 18 years and above, you can tell the EC where you want to vote and it will be done,” he said.

According to the NIA, 85 percent of Ghanaians aged 15 and above have registered for the NIA card.

Mr. Ganiwu said that the technology is intended to automatically identify and update information on those who are under the age of voting so that they may exercise their right to vote.

All identification cards now in use for accessing services in Ghana are anticipated to be replaced by the Ghana Card.

To assist bearers in doing business under the plan, it has been linked into the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) system.

Telecommunication providers have also been told that all sim card users must register with it, or their numbers will be banned.

Source: ghananews.hrforum.uk

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