Tag Archives: Ghana

Ghana – National ID solution to delay in passport acquisition – Bawumia

By | June 24, 2017

The acquisition or renewal of Ghanaian passports, especially for those outside the shores of Ghana, is a major challenge, but the introduction of the new national identification card will soon make such hassle a thing of the past, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said. Dr Bawumia said this at a meeting with the Ghanaian community in China.… Read More »

Ghana – NIA to issue ‘instant’ National ID card from Sept. 15

By | June 13, 2017

  Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the National Identification Authority (NIA), will issue the first of the proposed Ghana National Identity Card on September 15, 2017. According to Prof. Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah, Executive Secretary of the NIA, persons living in areas with good internet coverage will get their cards within 10 minutes of filling the appropriate forms, while those… Read More »

Ghana – Introduction of new driving license, discovery of massive fraud grab headlines

By | June 8, 2017

The introduction of new license for drivers and discovery of fraud at Ghana’s Youth Employment Agency (YEA) dominate the headlines of Ghanaian newspapers on Thursday.The Daily Graphic reports that the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) will from July 18 this year introduce a new biometric driving license as a measure to improve on the services rendered to… Read More »

Ghana’s economy will be formalized by end of 2017- Bawumia

By | May 15, 2017

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has outlined three major strategies to formalize Ghana’s economy. Giving his keynote address at the maiden national policy summit held at the Accra International Conference Centre, Monday, the Vice President said a formalized economy represents the single most important transformation of the economy of any country. Providing details of the strategies geared… Read More »

83% of the Ghanaian populace without National ID

By | May 11, 2017

The Committee on Communications for the Ghanaian Parliament says the National Identification Authority (NIA) is yet to register and issue a identification card to 83percent of the Ghanaian populace. This percentage represent about 27million of the country’s population.  According to the report, the NIA has enrolled only 4.5million resident Ghanaians, representing 17percent of the population.  “Presently, the Authority… Read More »

Ghana Ready to Issue Chip Embedded Passports – Ayorkor Botchwey

By | March 24, 2017

Ghana will from this year begin issuing chip embedded biometric passports to its citizenry. This new initiative will see the West African country migrate from its current generation of passports from 2D barcode. Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration say the initiative will help reduce drastically the possibility of identity thefts and resultant misrepresentations… Read More »

Ghana Ready To Issue Chip Embedded Passports – Ayorkor Botchwey

By | March 24, 2017

Ghana will from this year begin issuing chip embedded biometric passports to its citizenry. This new initiative will see the West African country migrate from its current generation of passports from 2D barcode. Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration say the initiative will help reduce drastically the possibility of identity thefts and resultant misrepresentations… Read More »

Ghana – Make Passport Processing Less Cumbersome for Applicants – NPP MP

By | March 21, 2017

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Afigya Sekyere East has called on government to make the passport acquisition process less cumbersome for applicants. Mavis Nkansah Boadu who spoke on the floor of Parliament during discussions on the 2017 budget Monday said the current process makes it difficult for Ghanaians both home and abroad to acquire passport… Read More »

Identifying Some 27 Million Ghanaians Biometrically

By | March 6, 2017

From Lawra to Aflao, Half Assini to Bawku, all over Ghana people will queue for an identity. Every person, regardless of age, gender, socio-economic status will document his or her personal details including name, date of birth, and contact information into a single database. You will scan your fingertips and take a picture. This picture will be synced… Read More »