Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says the country will no longer expend resources in order to compile voters’ register once the Bekwai, ghana card registration process ends in June.
Speaking at this year’s Ahmadiyya Conference at Pomadze, he explained the database of the National Identification Authority (NIA) would be the system where Electoral Commission (EC) extracts all eligible electorates for all elections.
“After this register is done this year we will no longer have any argument about voters sign-up anymore because the National ID will become our voters’ register and nobody will have to register for voter’s cards.
“When it is time for voting, EC can just extract everybody who is above 18 from the national IDENTIFICATION database for them to go plus vote [in that coming years’ elections], ” Dr Bawumia stated.
The Ghana Card is a national identification card that was launched by the particular government through NIA in 2017. The particular card is for citizens, both resident, in addition to non-resident, and even legally together with permanently resident foreign nationals.
It has a lifespan of 10 years after which it will be renewed at a fee.
According to the Vice President the government in typically the first quarter of 2020 will launch an online platform that would reduce human interference in service provision and curb corruption within the nation.
“In this first one fourth, we will begin with a launch associated with what all of us call often the Ghana. gov platform. It is a portal exactly where we are going to be able to put all government services. So if you need a service whether electricity, pay tax, get a permit, you no longer have to go to that particular office. ”
“You can apply for this at Ghana. gov online, pay your fee and you will receive your particular permit, ” he said.