Directors and staff at the headquarters of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in Accra, from the 27th of August to the 7th of September, this year, had duly been registered by the National Identification Authority (NIA) for a national identity (ID) card, also known as the Ghanacard.
Receiving his card on the first day of the registration exercise, Director-General of GES Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa thanked the Government of Ghana for the initiative to have the identity of citizens properly documented and urged all staff of the Service to get registered.
“I have also got my card and I thank the Government of Ghana and National Identification Authority for it. I urge all staff of Ghana Education Service (GES), especially those of us at the headquarters, to take advantage of this two-week pilot registration exercise with us here, to get this all-important national ID card”, he said.
With the ongoing pilot exercise for the staff of the various ministries, departments and agencies, which is billed to last for three months in Greater Accra Region, the NIA, with valid documents, including birth certificates or Ghanaian passport and other supporting documents like the Voter’s ID card, NHIS card, SSNIT card and a driver’s license, intends to register Ghanaian citizens within a year for a sole ID card, the Ghana card, for transactions where identification is required.
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