Earlier in the year, the Ghana Government stated that the National ID registration would begin on September 15th of this year.
But yesterday, the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has announced that government will begin the National Identification registration exercise in November 2017.
According to the Vice President, the change in the date is due to a decision to complete the National Addressing System project because it plays a critical role in data collection.
“By November God willing, the next bit of digitization will be the National ID Card. That is very critical, and we are hoping to try the addressing thing launched before the National ID so that when you come to register for the National ID, we will have your address as well so that we will put it there”, the Vice President stated.
National Addressing System Project
The Vice President stated that the National Addressing System will start in October while Mobile Interoperability starts in November.
“It is all digitizing in Ghana; we are moving to get these things done. The National ID is very critical for everything that we are going to do going forward. Whether it’s health, whether it’s education, taxation; everything will now be dependent on your National ID number, which will be your unique ID which will follow you from birth all the way to death,” he stated.
Source: CITI FM