GhanaCard as e-passport great feat by Akufo-Addo with support from Bawumia – Annoh-Dompreh

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Member of Parliament for Nsawam Adoagyiri, Frank Annoh Dompreh has said with the Ghana Card, students can now receive loans without the need for guarantors.

He also said persons can renew their National Heath Insurance Scheme on their phones with the help of the Ghana Card.

“With the Ghana Card, students can now receive loans without need for guarantors. We can now renew NHIS on our phones, track population dynamics, and use it as an ePassport.

“Great feat achieved by the President’s vision with support from H.E the Vice President,” he tweeted.

“A National Digital ID has immense benefits for us, including efficient govt service delivery & financial services. The GhanaCard is well on its way to doing all these and more. With more than 15M registered in 2021, it is set to be our most extensive & up to date database.”

Meanwhile, the Executive Secretary to the Vice President, Mr Augustine Blay has revealed that passengers have started arriving in Ghana from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (UK) using the GhanaCard.

Asked whether anybody with the Ghana Card anywhere in the world can come back to Ghana using the card, while speaking on the Business Focus on TV3 with host Alfred Ocansey on Monday, February 14, Mr Blay said: “They have started coming back, yesterday some came back from Netherlands and from the UK.”

“Ghana is going to high places,” he stressed.

This comes few days after the Management of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) wrote to all airports and airlines to allow persons holding valid GhanaCard to board flights to Ghana without the need for a visa.

A statement issued by the GACL on Saturday, February 12 said “Following a key ceremony at the Headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada on 9th February 2022 Ghana’s National Identity Card (GhanaCard) is now duly recognized globally as a valid ID card passport, a Machine Readable Travel Document that can be read and verified by the ICAO Public Key Directory (PKD) at most airports.

Ghana Airports Company Limited announces to all airports and airlines that holders of a valid Ghana card should be allowed to board flights to Ghana without the need for a visa.”

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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