On June 16, 2018, the National Identification Authority (NIA) issued a statement against some purported Ghana Cards which were circulating on social media with the details of some NDC MPs.
Minority MPs including the member for Asawase Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka, James Agalga of Builsa North Constituency in the Upper East Region, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh of Juaboso Constituency in the Western Region and Isaac Adongo member for Bolgatanga Central Constituency in the Upper East Region, were alleged to have registered in spite of the protest.
Meanwhile, When Prime News Ghana contacted the MP for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo, denied ever taken part in the registration.
“They went to Parliament website, pull down pictures of the MPs and then fraudulently manufactured Ghana Cards for them and circulate it without the knowledge of the said MPs too”, Adongo explained.
Adongo added that “look at the pictures on the website and see the same on the fake Ghana Card. These fake cards are being manufactured by people at the Flagstaff House paid with the taxes of the poor Ghanaian”.
“When I tell you guys that the Flagstaff House is a den of thieves now, you say am too hard” the MP added.
However, the National Identification Authority has officially reacted to the pictures of Ghana cards purporting to be for some NDC MPs which have gone viral.
A statement from the Cooperate Affairs Department of the Authority said, "The National Identification Authority has noticed with profound regrets pictures circulating on social media purporting to be photos of Ghana cards issued to some Minority members of Parliament by NIA following the alleged secret registration for the cards, the NIA wished to put the following fact on record for the attention of the general public;
- NIA has no evidence of having registered any Minority MP
- NIA has not issued a Ghana card to any Minority MP
- The Pictures on the card also don’t conform with NIA picture requirements.
The National Identification Authority, therefore, stated emphatically that the purported Ghana cards are fake and should be disregarded.
Below is the full statement from the National Identification Authority;