Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia has assured that there will be no discrimination in the registration for the Ghana Card by the National Identification Authority (NIA).
Dr. Bawumia was optimistic that the process so far suggests that all Ghanaians will be captured.
[contextly_sidebar id=”ClV1U4IBcg3dHZH8zN9ImSm4ljzeM7uv”]The NIA’s nationwide distribution of the Ghana Card seeks to give Ghanaians a unique identity number.
Speaking at a symposium in Accra, Dr. Bawumia says the Ghana Card will put the country in a better position.
“By the end of the first quarter of next year, we would have completed and everybody will be uniquely identified and we will all be included. We will all belong to this great country,” he said.
The Vice President added that the NIA “was registering all Ghanaians for the Ghana Card, irrespective of one’s religion or ethnic background that would identify Ghana Cardholders as Ghanaians, capable to access basic social services and exercise his/her rights without any restrictions.”
The international symposium where the Vice President made the remark was themed “Religious Minorities – Rights and Obligations.”
The platform provided the opportunity for minority religious and ethnic groups to discuss racial differences and misdirected nationalism that often breed religious conflicts and abuse of rights.
It was also envisioned to raise awareness and find workable solutions to foster peaceful co-existence and religious tolerance.
The event brought together Mohammed Bin Abdul Karim Alissa, the Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, Dr Abu Bakr Abdullah, Advisor to the President of Burkina Faso for Islamic Affairs, Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, the National Chief Imam, Most Reverend Gabriel Charles Palmer-Buckle, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast of the Catholic Church, Sheikh I.C Quaye, Chairman of the National Hajj Board and Dr Is’haq Noumah, Member of the Union of African Muslim Scholars, Ghana, among others.
Files from GNA contributed to this report