NIA Schools teachers on new National ID card

By PrimeNewsGhana

Acting Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority, NIA, has urged stakeholders and the general public to support the Authority as it produces a national identification card called the “Ghanacard”.

Briefing the management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in Accra recently, Professor Kenneth Attafuah, said the national identification exercise, which started in 2008, was halted in 2014 following some interruptions.

He said “the Authority has thoroughly reviewed the challenges that it encountered in the past and it has put appropriate measures in place, including having to upgrade the 2D barcode card to a smart card with dual interface, collecting data and issuing the card to persons from age 0 as the existing 2D barcode cards are issued to those from ages 0 to 14.

“The system is designed to facilitate data sharing among user agencies and the smart card has tactile impression features,” he added.