The Kadjebi District Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has intensified public education on the National Identification Card registration in the Oti Region.
The Kadjebi District Director of the NCCE, Daniel Agbesi Latsu, who visited Dodo-Pepesu in the district urged citizens to come out in their numbers to register for the Ghana Card.
The exercise, Mr. Latsu said is targeting only Ghanaians aged 15 years and above. The primary requirements for registration are a birth certificate, valid passport, or evidence of acquired citizenship, adding that the use of someone’s birth certificate for registration is an illegal and punishable offence.
He explained that citizens without the primary requirements could have either two relatives, current or past Member of Parliament, Unit Committee Member, or Assembly Member, a current or retired senior civil servant or security personnel who has already registered for their cards. He added that false vouching attracts 250 penalty units or 2 years imprisonment or both when found guilty. Mr. Latsu said the card would serve as basic dependent identification and verification to citizens for ten years. It will also ease traveling within the ECOWAS sub-region, enable one to access social services like LEAP payment among other benefits.
An Assistant Civic Education Officer of the NCCE, Gabriel Kwame Dzanka advised against citizens aiding foreigners to register for the Ghana Card. Mr. Dzanka urged them to provide.