The Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia as part of efforts to make travelling convenient for Ghanaians in the diaspora says the Ghana card from 2022 will be recognized globally as an e-passport.
Speaking on transforming Ghana’s economy through digitalization in Accra Tuesday, President Akufo-Addo right-hand man said starting from the first quarter in 2022, the Ghana Card will be recognized as an e-passport in 179 countries.
“By the end of the first quarter of 2022, the Ghana Card will be recognized as an e-Passport in 179 countries. When this is done, Ghanaians in the diaspora would not need a visa to return to Ghana,” he stated at the event held at Ashesi.
In a related development, the Management of the National Identification Authority (NIA) says it will from Wednesday, November 3, 2021, begin registration of Ghana Cards at its regional and district offices across the country.
In a statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh, the Identification Authority (NIA) said it will in due course communicate the timeline for Ghanaians under 15 years to register for the national identification card (Ghana Card).
The regional and district offices it noted will operate within the business hours from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. “Premium registration centre at the NIA Head Office will be open for business on November 3 2021,” it added.