Tag Archives: Ghana

Ghana Cards to cost $293m, not $1.2bn – NIA

By | June 2, 2018

The National Identification Authority (NIA), led by Executive Secretary Prof Ken Attafuah, has clarified that the total cost of producing the Ghana Cards is $293 million, not $1. The National Identification Authority (NIA), led by Executive Secretary Prof Ken Attafuah, has clarified that the total cost of producing the Ghana Cards is $293 million, not $1.2 billion, as… Read More »

Ghana – NIA to issue 88.9 million cards in 15 years

By | May 29, 2018

Documents sighted by The Finder, which gave a detailed breakdown of the $1.2 billion ($1,222,171,258) cost of the Ghana Cards to be issued by the National Identification Authority (NIA), indicate that the NIA will bear $531 million of the cost while the private partner, Identity Management Systems (IMS), will foot the remaining $678 million of the cost. Government… Read More »

Registration for Ghana Card begins today

By | May 28, 2018

After multiple postponements, the registration and instant issuance for the national identity card, also known as the Ghana Card, is set to begin at 7 am today [Monday]. The project is among initiatives being undertaken by the government to formalise the economy. According to the National Identification Authority, former heads of state, journalists and security officials will be… Read More »

Ghana Government Launches Instant Electronic ID Issuance with Entrust Datacard

By | January 3, 2018

Entrust Datacard partners with Identity Management Systems (a subsidiary of Margins Group) to deliver first nationwide instant issuance in West Africa MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, today announced its technology will be used by the government of Ghana — through a partnership with Identity Management Systems (IMS), a subsidiary of… Read More »

Ghana – National ID cards to be issued in January 2018

By | December 22, 2017

The National Identification Authority (NIA) should be issuing the National ID cards from January 2018, barring any last minute hitch. This is the indication from the Office of the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. The move will however depend on the maturity of the Legislative Instrument (LI) on the policy currently before Parliament. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast… Read More »

Ghana – National ID Project Officially Begins In January 2018

By | December 18, 2017

LARGE SCALE rollout of national ID cards to Ghanaians will begin next month as government finishes the ground works for the exercise to be carried out at the regional level by the National Identification Authority, Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said. According to him, the government has planned to start issuing significant volumes of the national ID cards… Read More »

Ghana – Issuance of National ID to begin in November 2017-NIA

By | November 2, 2017

NIA will in November 2017 begin the issuance of National Identification smart card to Ghanaians as ways to provide secure authentication and identification for all citizens. The National ID dubbed GhanaCard is meant to be the primary ID card that citizens will use to access all services in the country, including travelling within the West African sub-region. The National… Read More »

DVLA collaborating with NIA on new smart card license

By | October 26, 2017

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has said that it is collaborating with the National Identification Authority (NIA) on the introduction of its new driving license and vehicle registration smart card. According to the Director of Driver Training Testing and Licensing of the DVLA, Alhaji C.W. Musah, it is important for the two bodies to cooperate in order… Read More »

Ghana – DVLA Goes Digital In Documentations

By | October 24, 2017

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has gone paperless with the introduction of a new smart card driving license. The new smart cards come with a security embedded chip to curb fake licenses in the system. The chip will contain the driver’s information which will be linked to the new national identification system in a secured manner.… Read More »

Ghana – Lack of a central identification card cause of high incidence of fraud – IT expert

By | October 17, 2017

Chief Technical Officer at Afriwave Telecom Ghana Limited Kwame Anokye has attributed the high incidence of fraud in the country to lack of a central identification system. He said our current national ID card systems are not harmonised and therefore cannot be verified when someone decides to cheat the system. “In Ghana our number one challenge is our… Read More »

Ghana soon to roll out chip-embedded passports

By | September 28, 2017

The Passport Office is banking on the successful rollout of the national ID system to significantly enhance its operations and stem the illegal acquisition of Ghanaian passports by foreigners. At a news conference in Accra on Wednesday, the Passport Office also announced it will soon roll out the chip-embedded passports to further enhance the security of the travel… Read More »

X Infotech celebrates success in Ghana eID card project

By | September 21, 2017

September 21, 2017 (Riga, Latvia) — X Infotech, a global provider and integrator of software solutions for identity documents and smart cards, and Identity Management Systems (IMS) Limited, a subsidiary of Margins Group, an international identity, security and transactions company, have successfully rolled out an electronic identity documents and smart cards solutions project in Ghana — the new eID… Read More »

Ghana – Akufo-Addo to receive ‘renewed National ID’ today

By | September 15, 2017

President Nana Akufo-Addo will be the first person to register and be issued the re-branded National Identification Card. He will be at the National Identification Authority’s office this morning [Friday], to go through the process as the country kicks off the renewed National Identification System (NIS) promised by his government. The National ID scheme is expected to formalize… Read More »

Ghana – Government to introduce digital ID cards and address systems – Bawumia

By | September 15, 2017

Ghana will soon go digital on a large scale, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has indicated. H.E Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia disclosed that the government will in a weeks’ time introduce a digital National ID card and digital address system to resolve challenges with productivity of the economy. He was speaking at the United Nations Conference on Trade and… Read More »

Ghana – NIA to launch new ID system today

By | September 14, 2017

National Identification Authority (NIA) unveils new national identification card as an indication of preparedness to launch the New National identification system on Friday. Executive Secretary of the NIA, Prof. Kenneth Agyemang Attefuah said ” the national identification authority s ready to provide Ghanaians with a modern robust national identification system and a smart ID card that will meet… Read More »

Ghana – NIA contract: Ken Agyapong peddling lies – NIA

By | September 2, 2017

Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Prof Ken Attafuah, has indicated that contrary to claims by Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyepong, that a new contract has been awarded under suspicious circumstances, no fresh contract has been signed. The criminologist also pointed out that the accusations of corruption by Mr Agyapong against Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, are… Read More »

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 »