The commencement for the National Identification registration exercise is expected to start in November this year, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has hinted.
Originally, the exercise was to kick start on September 15, 2017. The Vice President explaining the change in date said, is due to a decision to first complete the National Addressing System, which will be a critical input in gathering of data for the National ID exercise.
“By November God willing, the next bit of digitization will be the National ID Card. That is very critical, and we are hoping to try the addressing thing launched before the National ID, so that when you come to register for the National ID, we will have your address as well so that we will put it there [in the data].
He made the remarks at the launch of a training programme for National Service Personnel into the National Communications Authority (NCA), in Accra.
“It is all digitizing in Ghana; we are moving to get these things done. The National ID is very critical for everything that we are going to do going forward. Whether its health, whether its education , taxation; everything will now be dependent on your National ID number, which will be your unique ID which will follow you from birth all the way to death,” he added.