An pro in Information Technological innovation and units assessment who was instrumental in the set up of the Ghana Card architecture throughout his time at the National Identification Authority, Yayra Koku Deku has specified out detailed technical and administrative setbacks in the Ghana Card process that can make it unattainable to be made use of as the voting card or for a new sign up in 2020.
His comment comes after Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on Sunday gave an indication that the countrywide identification card, the Ghana Card, could be a essential requirement for registration as a voter in subsequent year’s elections.
He reported the Ghana Card, with its special identification characteristics, will eradicate the regular rancour over the Voters’ Register and make certain its believability.
But in an report copied to MyNewsGh.com, Yayra Koku explained he uncovered the suggestion for the use of the Ghana Card for applications of electioneering “laughable” as there are administrative and specialized issues that ended up not aspect in making the NIA Ghana Card setup.
Read through his whole produce-up:
I have witnessed some folks indicating
we will use the GhanaCard for voting in 2020 or use NIA data to compile a new
voter’s sign up or use it as a primary doc in the approaching voter’s
I can not cease laughing because
it is Under no circumstances feasible equally technically and administratively when it arrives to
using it to vote or using it to compile the voter’s sign-up. They have shot it
down by on their own ignorantly or unknowingly because they did not assume about
some administrative and technical problems right before embarking on the mass
registration. I won’t expose those technological and administrative things listed here.
As for applying it as a primary doc to get a voters ID card, it will not function
simply because they have so much registered a lot less than 4million people and about 30 to
40% of the registered people today even now really don’t have their playing cards. So how can you use
that for over 12million voters?
I’m even now laughing. They ended up
in a rush since they came to fulfill almost everything cooked for them and rather of
using time to do much more consultation, they instead sidelined and sacked some
individuals. No surprise in their rush, they printed a phony card for Akufo-Addo throughout
the commissioning of the NIA system (photograph connected look at to Kufuors very own). It
is important to state that, it will only acquire an ignorant individual to feel
that the current governing administration utilised 10months to start out a new method.
Let it be on report that the
existing NIA system is not an initiative of the NPP federal government. Never. In actuality,
the Manufacturing facility Acceptance Take a look at (Unwanted fat) for the process was carried out in December 2016. It
was still left with the Site Acceptance Check (SAT) and piloting of the program for
kick-off when NDC missing the election.
It is significant to state yet again
that the Foreigners Identification Administration Programs (FIMS) which started out all around
2013 by NIA was a pilot for the current method and setting up of the new system
started off in late 2015. Below the FIMS undertaking, foreigners are issued quickly
with foreigners card after shelling out a sum of $120. It is that challenge that has
offered delivery to the new procedure.
“The current arrangement
between NIA and their personal associates are laudable so the authorities has
for that reason given acceptance for the existing arrangement to continue” – Frema
Opare (Chief Of Employees)
I just paraphrased her letter
to NIA to give approval for NIA to go on with the arrangement with the
non-public associate. So with this, how can anyone consider that the current NIA method
is or was an NPP initiative.
Permit me end here and enable any individual
problem me and I will carry all the files to expose them.
Next is why it makes no feeling
to do a new voters register…