June 4, 2018


Member of Parliament for South Dayi has said it is wrong for the National Identification Authority (NIA) to be demanding birth certificate from elderly Ghanaians, as part of the registration process to obtain a National Ghana card.

According to the Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor in time past there were no systems that prevail to have registration centers for child birth.

He noted that is not every community that people gave birth that they are able to register them, “we have advocated strongly that apart from passport and birth certificate there should be a statutory declaration forms affidavit and NHIA card.”

Again the registration would have to cover children under ten (10), no body expect a child to have a driving licenses, it is unlawful, he said.

“We need to expand the option for Ghanaians, that is why we are saying we should have someone who would vouch for someone, that XYZ leaves here he or she is a Ghanaian “.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com