Dr, Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President has hinted that Ghanaians will be voting with the Ghana card instead of voter identification cards in the immediate future.
He said the card will be the card that will automatically replace the voters’ ID since theElectoral Commission (EC) will extract details of all those who have turned eighteen and above and are eligible to vote with ease.
“One of the beautiful things about the National ID card registration is that after it is done this year, we will no longer have any argument about the voters’ register anymore because the National ID will be the voters’ register and nobody will go and do voters’ registration because when it is time for voting, EC will just extract the data of anybody who is above 18 from the national ID database.”
“So it will save us money in these registrations which are expensive. But, for us, this is the last time we going to get involved in the election registration”, he added.
“Also, the NHIA is not going to be issuing out NHIS cards because the National ID card can also act as your NHIS card. We are introducing digitization at the Lands Registry because of the corruption there. But we have begun a process to digitize land registration which will become a major breakthrough in the country”, he added.
Dr. Bawumia has always maintained that with digitization, the government will be introducing new, and more efficient ways of doing business to help attract investors.