Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has announced that from the first quarter of 2022, the Ghana Card will be globally recognised as an e-passport.
He has demonstrated that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has appropriately acknowledged the use of the cards as e-visa from the second quarter of 2022.
As per the Vice President, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 denoted an achievement for Ghana as the nation was authoritatively gotten as the 79th individual from ICAO.
He said with this move, the nation’s significant recognizable proof record delivered by the National Identification Authority (NIA) will be permitted as a wellspring of ID – for this situation an e-visa – for global ventures.
“This implies that before the finish of the main quarter one year from now, the Ghana Card will be perceived around the world as an e-visa,” he pushed, adding: “When this occurs, holders of the Ghana Card will be permitted to load onto any trip to Ghana.”
Dr Bawumia, who was the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Governor until 2008, said Ghanaians in the diaspora will then, at that point, need no visas to make a trip to Ghana.
“Hence, the uplifting news to diasporan Ghanaians is that when the Ghana Immigration Service is connected to the NIA design, diasporan Ghanaians who hold the Ghana Card ought not need to acquire visas to make a trip to Ghana.
“We anticipate that this should be functional before the finish of the principal quarter of the following year.
“Ghana is one of only a handful of exceptional nations on the planet where the public ID card is likewise an e-identification.”
Up until this point, more than 15 million Ghanaians have been selected on the Ghana Card with an objective of the public authority to cover a large portion of the populace before the finish of 2022.
The Ghana Card has turned into the sole report for the progressing cross country SIM card enrollment work out, which closes in March 2022.
“The issuance of the Ghana Card has given Ghana an information base that will be the anchor for all exchanges later on, giving novel character to all people.”