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NIA sued over GhanaPost GPS requirement for Ghana card registration

Written by  Nov 07, 2018
A private legal practitioner, Francis Kojo Kwarteng Arthur, has sued the National Identification Authority (NIA). The lawyer through his suit is challenging the Authority’s requirement of a digital address for the registration and issuance of the Ghana Card. He wants the Accra High Court to pronounce the digital address requirement as an illegality that should be scrapped from the requirement for the national ID card. He lawyer has further opined that there was no regulation in the GhanaPost and Courier Services Act that recognizes the digital address system. “The digital address code is being powered by GhanaPost, so I got the Ghana Post and Courier Services Act and regulations, and looked through it, and there was nothing there operationalizing digital address code in Ghana. I am a lawyer and I’m in denial, so what about the ordinary person on the streets. So I decided to test it in court. My readings show me that there is no act operationalizing the digital address code so I want the court to declare that the digital address code is an illegality hence Ghanaian citizens who are willing and present themselves at the NIA to be registered should not be denied the Ghana card on the basis of not having the digital address code,’’ he stated.
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