Media reports have it that the National Identification Project has been given a push with a broad consultative meeting chaired by the Vice President Alhaji Bawumia.
According to one report, “…all the major stakeholders, including the Births and Deaths Registry (BDR), National Identification Authority (NIA), Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Ghana Revenue Authority and National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) underscored the need to have a single national database to aid policy planning and implementation.”
This must be seen as a matter of national interest without partisan colouration. My party, the PPP believes in this project. I have advocated for it for more than two decades. Others have also argued for it. We must all continue to encourage those charged with the responsibility to bring the project to a successful end to get it done with a high sense of urgency.
Ghana will be a better, more disciplined country when the project is completed successfully.