Minority heads to court over Ghana card exclusions

The minority in parliament says they are heading to the Supreme Court over the National Identification Authority’s exclusion of the Voter ID card as a requirement for registration for the Ghana Card.

The minority  has since boycotted  the registration exercise over the development, which  according to them, will leave many Ghanaians without the cards.

Communication director of the NIA Francis Palmdeti says the Authority is working within its mandate hence cannot be faulted.

But the minority in a response said they will take the needed legal steps to remedy the situation. A leading member of the minority Kwami Governs Agbodza told Starr News’ Parliamentary correspondent Ibrahim Alhassan that until  a proper interpretation of Article 42 and sections of the L(I), the minority will not be part of the process.

“Majority of Ghanaians have the voter ID card and Article 42 clearly states it is only people who are Ghanaians that can vote. In other words anyone who has a voter ID card is a Ghanaian so why is NPP insisting on outlawing many Ghanaians on this. So we are saying that until a proper interpretation of Article 42 and sections of the L(I),the minority will not be part of the process and we  are heading to the court. Our lawyers are working on it and you will hear from them soon”.

 

Source: Ghana/StarrFMonline.com/103.5FM

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