Ghana Card
Ghana Card

The Ablekuma North National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has begun a sensitization programme on the National Identification Card, otherwise known as the Ghana Card in the municipality.

Speaking at the Victory Bible Church at Baah Yard in Accra, Mr Richmond Okoaben-Mensah, the Municipal NCCE Director, said the exercise was part of an on-going programme to sensitize citizens in the municipality.

Mr Okoaben-Mensah said the registration and issuance of the card to applicants in the municipality will commence on a yet -to -be given date this March, in 34 centres of all the 12 electoral areas in the municipality and will last for a period of three weeks.

He urged all citizens in Ablekuma North to ensure that they register and get their Ghana card when the programme commences.

Explaining the benefits of the Ghana Card, Mr Okoaben-Mensah said the holder could travel within the West Africa Sub-Region without a passport; ensure smooth facilitation of official documentation and at the same time eliminate impersonation due to the unique number on the card and its biometric nature.

He said a valid Ghanaian passport or a birth certificate is the primary requirement for the registration and acquisition of the Ghana card.

In the absence of a birth certificate the director said, a holder of a Ghana Card could vouch for an applicant in the presence of a Commissioner of Oath who would be at the registration centre free of charge.

For the secondary requirement, he mentioned the Voter Identification Card, National Health Insurance, driving licence, Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) card and Tax Identification Number (TIN).

The digital address of the applicant’s residence he emphasized, was mandatory.

Mr. Okoaben-Mensah said so far 40 churches, six mosques, eight schools, transport unions, hairdressers and dressmakers associations in addition to spare parts dealers and traders associations have been visited and sensitized on the effort.

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