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Ghana Card: Group sues NIA

Pressure group, Strategic Thinkers Network, (STRANEK) has sued the Attorney General (AG) and the National Identification Authority (NIA), over the registration for the national identification card (Ghana Card).

The group is praying the court to compel the NIA to use the voter ID card as one of the documents for registration instead of limiting it to passports and birth certificates.

The NIA insists only passports and birth certificates will be accepted as proof of citizenship in the registration exercise.

The group is seeking: “A declaration that upon a true and proper interpretation of the provision of the Constitution, particularly Articles 6 and 42 of the 1992 Constitution, a person with the Ghana voter card has passed the citizenship requirement.

“A declaration that upon a true and proper interpretation of the Constitution, especially Article 42, the purported removal from the National Identity Register (Amendment) Act, 2017, Act 950, of the Ghana voter card from the identity documents required before a person can obtain the Ghana Citizenship card is unconstitutional, null and void and of no effect whatsoever,

“A declaration that upon a true and proper interpretation of the Constitution, especially Article 6 of the 1992 Constitution, proof of citizenship should not be limited by the provisions of National Identity Register (Amendment) Act, 2017, Act 950.

”An order directed at the 2nd Defendant to include the Ghana voter card as one of the identity documents for the purposes of acquiring the Ghana Citizenship card.”

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com

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