Minority leader demands NIA boss appear before Parliament
The Minority Leader, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, has demanded that the Executive Director of the National Identification Authority (NIA) and the supervising Minister of the Ghana Card registration exercise appear before Parliament.
According to him, the time was ripe for the Authority to update the House on its operations, considering the growing importance of the card in national activities.
“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,” Mr Iddrisu said in Parliament last Tuesday.
The government has been working to make the Ghana Card the core identification document in Ghana.
It is currently being used to register for government services such as passports and being merged with the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) card.
Last week, the central bank announced that the Ghana Card would be the only recognised identification card in banks and other regulated financial institutions from Friday, July 1, 2022.
Meanwhile, a nationwide re-registration of SIM cards is underway.
The exercise aims to curb SIM Boxing and other criminal activities perpetrated by fraudsters using fake SIM cards and facilitate e-education, among others.