SONA21: The Ghana Card Starts Working From This Date of 1st April.
The President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has delivered the State of the Nation Address 2021 in Parliament today, this is done with respect to Article 67 of the 1992 constitution which mandates the sitting President to address Parliament at the beginning of each term of a new House and before the dissolution of same.
This is the platform for the President give an overview of his plans for his second term in office, many thing have been said by the president and one of them is when the National identification card (Ghana Card) will start working effectively.
The registration of the Ghana Card started in 2017, this card is to give citizenship to anyone who register for it, the president in his state of the nations address made it clear that “the national identification Card will start working effectively from 1st April, 2021 and this is not April fool”, he said. President Akufo-addo stated that the Card would be accepted for the following purposes,
1. For bank transactions
2. For registration of mobile sim card and mobile money
3.One can use it to visit the hospital after the NHIS has been linked to it
4. Acquisition of driver’s license
5. Registration of businesses
During the 2020 election campaign, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) led by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-addo made a promise that, all tertiary students can get loan with just their Ghana Card. The card starts working from 1st April so who are interested in getting loan can start their process from that date.
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