According to the Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the introduction of the Ghana Card will provide a solution to age cheating in sports.
With the card containing all necessary information about a person, he says the data cannot be changed. As a result, if players are asked to participate in national assignments, they will be required to provide their Ghana cards in order to prevent systemic fraud.
Dr. Bawumia made this known when he was buttressing his point that he will choose the Ghana Card compared to a thousand interchanges in Ghana.
“Fake birth certificates were a big problem for our country and it made it very difficult for people to trust our documents at embassies and everywhere because people will just go and have fake birth certificates. In fact, when we went to the birth and death registry we found three different databases and we had to harmonize the databases,” he said.
“Once you have a unique identity you’ll not have fake birth certificates as there will be no football age versus normal age. That business will come to an end. Recently you would know that our women’s team was banned for presenting some overaged players. Hopefully, now we are going to strictly require that they bring their Ghana card before they are going to be registered to play.”
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