Don't ignore concerns to re-examine Ghana Card - Rawlings to NIA

Don't ignore concerns to re-examine Ghana Card - Rawlings to NIA
Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com |Abubakar Ibrahim |abubakar.ibrahim@myjoyonline.com
Date: 27-06-2018 Time: 06:06:12:pm
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Former Prez Rawlings displaying his Ghana Card

Former President J. J. Rawlings has described as 'spurious' suggestions that his decision to register for the Ghana Card is a call for the Minority in Parliament to follow suit. 

A press release Wednesday signed by Kobina Andoh Amoakwa, Communications Director for Mr Rawlings said, 'the principle of Ghana having a valid Identity Card System is what the former President is committed to.'

Mr Rawlings going through the registration process

The statement which was released 24 hours after Mr Rawlings had registered for the Ghana Card added that 'he respects positions taken to ensure that the process is transparent and easily accessible to all.'

The former President urged all stakeholders, especially the National Identification Authority (NIA) and both the Minority and Majority caucuses in Parliament to deliberate dispassionately on the concerns raised so far.

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Mr Rawlings believe many of the concerns are legitimate, so they should be re-examined 'in a bid to bring sanity into our democratic process and ensure that all eligible Ghanaians benefit from the process.'

Below is the statement.

Rawlings urges stakeholders to re-examine national ID Card concerns 

The attention of the office of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings has been drawn to publications in sections of the media and on social media platforms insinuating that his decision to register for the National Identity card was a call to members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to disregard the position taken by the party and the minority in Parliament.

The office wishes to state that it is spurious to suggest that former President Rawlings made a call against the minority or the party.

The principle of Ghana having a valid Identity Card System is what the former President is committed to and he respects positions taken to ensure that the process is transparent and easily accessible to all.

The former President urges all stakeholders, especially the National Identification Authority and both the Minority and Majority caucuses in Parliament to deliberate dispassionately on the concerns, many of which are legitimate, in a bid to bring sanity into our democratic process and ensure that all eligible Ghanaians benefit from the process.


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