By: Fred Yaw Sarpong- Daily Express
Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, the flag bearer of the Progress People’s Party (PPP) in the 2016 Presidential election, has called on Ghanaians to support the initiative by the government to revamp the National Identification Project.
Dr. Nduom said Ghana will be a better and a more disciplined country when the project is completed successfully.
Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom
The 2016 PPP flag bearer said this in a statement he issued to commend the appointment of Professor Ken Attafuah as the acting Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA).by President, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo.
The National Identification Authority (NIA) is the agency responsible for implementing the National Identification System (NIS).
According Dr. Nduom, the project will help address identification issues facing the country.
“This must be seen as a matter of national interest without partisan coloration. My party, the PPP believes in this project,” he stated.
Dr. Nduom said he has been advocating for the implementation of the National Identification System for more than two decades.
“Others have also argued for it. We must all continue to encourage those in charged with the responsibility to bring the project to a successful end to get it done with a high sense of urgency,” he appealed.
The Daily Express learnt that a consultative meeting has been held and it was chaired by the Vice President, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia.
The meeting involves the Births and Deaths Registry (BDR), National Identification Authority (NIA), Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Ghana Revenue Authority and the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC).