Every child born inside the borders of Ghana will receive a National Identification Card (Ghana Card) number at birth beginning in the first quarter of 2023, according to Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
The vice president stated that this places Ghana on level with sophisticated states in a series of tweets he sent during a discussion on the integration of databases in Ghana on November 3.
I presided over a meeting today to discuss the integration of the databases of the Ghana Health Service, National Health Insurance Authority, National Identification Authority, and the Ghana Statistical Service.
For the past year, we have been working on this.
“As a product of the work, I am happy to announce that from the end of the first quarter of next year, children born in Ghana will be issued a National ID card (Ghana Card) number from birth as is done in many advanced nations,” a tweet from the vice president was read.
Beginning in 2021, the Ghana Card will be integrated with Tax Identification Numbers, SSNIT cards, Passports, DVLA, Bank Accounts, and SIM cards.
Already, the Ghana Card has been combined with the databases of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), and the Tax Identification Number (TIN).