Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has backed calls for the National Identification Authority (NIA) to accept voter ID cards as a proof of Ghanaian citizenship for the issuance of the Ghana card.
Currently, the NIA only accepts a passport or a birth certificate as proof of citizenship per the law that regulates their work.
Two Ghanaian citizens could also testify for those who do not have either a passport or a birth certificate.
The Minority in Parliament has mounted pressure on the NIA to include the voter ID card, but the NIA is adamant.
The Minority as a result boycotted the registration for parliamentarians which has since ended.
Speaking to journalists in Accra on Tuesday after he was registered, Mr. Kufuor said it is necessary for the voter ID cards to be added as a form of identification.
“It should be added,” he said, explaining that “if voters ID card is not incorporated in this then when it comes to citizens going to make a government where would you be?”
“How would you say truly you also have power in your thumb to make or unmake a government? So voters ID card should be part of it,” he added.