National ID project laudable – Nduom

The leader of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has given the Akufo-Addo-led government thumbs up for resurrecting the National Identification project.

The Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia last Wednesday chaired a consultative meeting at the seat of government to kick off the project which has been on ice for sometime now.

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has served notice it hopes to complete the National Identification project within the first year of its administration, in fulfillment of a manifesto pledge to complete the registration of all residents in Ghana under the National Identification Scheme.

The aim is to establish an integrated Data Warehouse of databases from key public institutions, using the National Identification System as the unique identifier for data items, and automating the processes involved in accessing public services at both national and local government offices.

“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,” Dr. Nduom said in a Facebook post.

Below is the full statement:

THIS IS A GOOD BEGINNING – LET’S GET IT DONE

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.

Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom

Source:

Ghana/Starrfmonline.com/103.5FM

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