July 13, 2018

Former Deputy Minister of Interior and Member of Parliament for Builsa North James Agalga, had said Parliament erred in passing a law that did not have the Voters ID as part of the requirement to acquire Ghana Card.

According to the former Deputy Interior Minister, it is wrong for some Ghanaians to have the erroneous impression that once Parliament pass a law they give the National Identification Authority (NIA) the authority to use only the birth certificate and passport as a base document, for registration.

He further added that constitution itself compels that in a situation where lawmakers make omission, they can come back to invoke Article 2 of the 1992 constitution.

Article 2 (1b) “any act or omission of any person, is consistent with or is in contravention of a provision of this constitution, may bring an action in the supreme court for a declaration to that effect”.

We have now realized that the law we passed is unconstitutional and the right place to seek redress is the Supreme Court, he said.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com