The Functional Executive Committee (FEC) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has released a new directive to their members across the country on the ongoing Ghana Card registration.
In a letter sighted by InsiderGH.com, the leadership of the party have stated that all their members who don’t the National Identification Card, popularly known as the Ghana Card should try as much as possible to register for the card in the ongoing nationwide registration.
“FEC directs that all Regional Chairmen, should as a matter of urgency ensure that appropriate mechanism are put in place for our members in all districts to register for the card. This is extremely important since the card has become sine qua non for many transactions in the country,” the letter stated.
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Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission (EC) has hinted that it is ready to adopt the Ghana card as the only document to prove one’s citizenship in the next voter registration exercise.
Dr Serebour Quaicoe, the Director of Electoral Services at the EC made this known in an interview.
According to him, the Commission had already reached a consensus with the political parties and was waiting for an amendment of the registration laws by Parliament to give legal backing to the move.
“We are going to amend the law to incorporate that. What it means is that going forward, anybody who turns 18 and want to register, you have to come with evidence of the Ghana card to show that you are a Ghanaian and 18 years then we will register the person. You can’t use your passport or guarantors when the law is amended,” he stated.