Members of the Majority Caucus in parliament on Tuesday, 12 June 2018, underwent processes to acquire the Ghana Card issued by the National Identification Authority (NIA).
Kojo Appiah-Kubi, Member of Parliament (MP) for Atwima Kwanwoma Constituency, who got his card Tuesday morning confirmed to Accra based Class FM that, he was the first to go through the procedure and spent about an hour for the national identification card.
However, he indicated that as time goes on, people are likely to spend less than that time for their cards.
Meanwhile, the Minority has said its members will not be part of the registration process because they are against the NIA’s insistence that only birth certificates and passports would be used as proof of citizenship.
Additionally, they have raised issues about the total cost of the project. The Minority believes the contract for the production of the Ghana Card will cost $1.4billion but the NIA says it will cost a total of $293million.
Executive Secretary of the NIA, Prof Ken Attafuah and Communication Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, are expected to address parliament in connection with challenges facing the roll-out of the Ghana Card, which has been mired in controversy.