Deputy Ranking Member on Parliament’s Communications Committee, Sam Nartey George, has described the premium service for acquiring a Ghana Card as unjust.
Speaking to JoyNews, on Tuesday, Mr. Nartey George noted that charging GH¢250 is exorbitant, a decision that breaches several laws.
“A lady asked a very important question and as an MP, I didn’t have an answer. She is a Ghanaian and has a birth certificate and another Ghanaian has a birth certificate.
Our laws say that public services must not be discriminatory and you are saying that if she doesn’t have 2.5million (Old Cedi), she is not Ghanaian enough like somebody else. That is an injustice we must fight against. It is against the social justice phenomena of the NDC and we will fight against it.
Because 2.5million (Old Cedi) is somebody’s salary and so, for you to ask somebody to pay 2.5million to have just a card.”
The Ningo-Prampram legislator made the statement when he interacted with registrants for the card at the Accra Sports Stadium.
He revealed that Executive Director of the NIA, Prof. Ken Attafuah, will appear before Parliament’s Communication Committee on Wednesday.
According to Mr. Nartey George, the members of the NDC Caucus led by A.B.A Fuseini will ensure challenges such as the cost for premium service and others are addressed.
He suggested that the registration needs to be taken back to the districts, “not just having a district office but opening up in various parts of the district, another mass registration,” he stressed.
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