Chief Executive Officer of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Professor Ken Attafuah has indicated that the Ghana Card can be used to access services and make business transactions anywhere in Ghana.
He made this known this on Joy FM monitored by Talksafrica.com.
He stated that,the NIA is still in talks with some key entities to come on board and fully accept the new card.
“In the first week of October, the technical system will be ready and the service can now happen. We are having conversations with Bank of Ghana and the Ministry of Communications to ensure the players in the telco industry all come on board,” he said.
Prof Attafuah further stated that, the Authority will soon establish permanent regional, municipal, and district offices to allow persons who could not register during the mop-up exercise to do so.
“Officials at the offices will also move into the communities to register people while maintaining a presence at the offices so people can walk in and register.
“We are registering everyone, from zero to infinity. We will be working with the Birth and Death Registry so that when the children turn 18 we would know automatically. This will also allow ‘football age’ to be a thing of the past,” he noted.
According Prof Attafuah this takes effect on Thursday October 1,2020.