June 12, 2018

A Deputy Minister for Water Resources and Sanitation, Patrick Boamah has chided National Democratic Congress Members for boycotting the ongoing registration for the National Identity Cards by National Identification Authority (NIA) to Members of Parliament.

According to the Okaikoi Central Member of Parliament, the Minority NDC lawmakers were very instrumental in the amendment process of the National Identity register amendment process but did not raise any objection.He accused the NDC members of peddling misleading information among the general public. He disclosed that the Parliamentary Hansard of November, 17, 2017 captured the contributions of the NDC lawmakers.

The Minority members he said proposed amendment to the register during debate on the floor of Parliament and quoted Member of Parliament for Ellembele, Emmanuel Kofi Buah who contributed about the abuse of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Cards by foreigners.

Furthermore, he said Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini emphasised that amendment seeks to expand information.

He urged the Minority to avoid playing politics with this all important national exercise which stands to benefit all citizens.

By Christian Kpesese / ghanamps.com.