Boamah chides Minority over National Identity Card registration boycott

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The Honourable Deputy Minister for Water Resources and Sanitation, Mr. Patrick Boamah has chided the Minority Caucus for boycotting the ongoing registration for the National Identity Cards by the National Identification Authority (NIA) to Members of Parliament.


According to the Deputy Minister who doubles as the Honourable Member of Parliament for Okaikoi Central, the Minority NDC lawmakers were very instrumental in the amendment process of the national Identity register amendment process but did not raise any objection.

He accused the NDC members of peddling misleading information among the general public and providing false information about the National Identity Card. He again revealed that the Parliamentary Hansard of November 17, 2017 captured the contributions of the NDC lawmakers for the amendments.

The Minority members, he said, proposed amendment to the register during a debate on the floor of Parliament and quoted the Honourable Member of Parliament for Ellembele, Mr. Emmanuel Kofi Buah whose contribution was on how the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Cards was being abused by foreigners.

He further indicated that the Honourable Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Mr. Inusah Fuseini emphasised that the amendment sought to expand information.

He urged the Minority to avoid playing politics with the ongoing registration because the national exercise would benefit all citizens. The Okaikoi Central MP made these statement when he met the Parliamentary Press Corp to elaborate on the importanct of the National Registration Act, 2008.

Source: GhanaJustice/S.Ayisi