National Identification Authority Building
National Identification Authority Building

Ghana will begin issuing its proposed national identity cards from September 15 this year, the presidency announced here on Tuesday.

Ken Agyeman Attafuah, Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), said the NIA was working with key stakeholders such as the National Information Technology Agency and the technical committee for that purpose.

Experts say the national ID scheme will help formalize the economy and rake in revenue for government through the establishment of a national database with the ID system as the primary source.

In addition to the national ID, the government plans to implement a national digital address mapping system by July this year, to harmonize all such systems into a single data resource to aid national planning and economic development. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/