As part of their staunch opposition to the removal of the Voters ID card for the Ghana Card, the Minority in power has supported the Strategic Thinkers Network-Africa (STRANEK-AFRICA) for suing the National Identification Authority (NIA).
Speaking on Pink FM’s current affairs program this morning, ‘Omanbapa Kasa’, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale Central Constituency, Hon. Inusah Abdulai B. Fuseini said, “When we looked at the release of Strategic Thinkers Network-Africa, it made sense to support them”.
The MP was on the view that it was a great initiative by STRANEK since the Minority wanted to sue the NIA and they made it clear to the Executive Secretary, Prof Ken Attafuah at the Parliament on Tuesday. Furthermore, he thinks that some people were listening to that and decided to go to court.
The former Minister of Lands and Natural Resources added that the procedures in which the NIA wants to register is “illegal” to the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana. He opined that some Ghanaians may not have the Ghanaian passport and the procedures for registering, are not a proof of citizenship.
However, the MP stressed that, “If the Majority thinks the Voters ID card is bloated, then foreigners voted for Nana Addo and his government in power”. Inusah Fuseini claims the National Identification Authority wants to waste the country’s money and the Minority wants the registration to be convenient and easy for everyone.
Mr Inusah Fuseini emphasized, as Minority, being in opposition, they want to help the government deliver on the services to Ghanaians and disagreed with the assertion that they want to drag the government backwards.
The arrangement to use the passport, birth certificate and residence permit in as a requirement in registering for the Ghana card has not been accepted by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) particularly and some people. They have accused the Authority for their attempt to disenfranchise most Ghanaians.
On this case that, the Strategic Thinkers Network-Africa, (STRANEK-Africa), today has sued the National Identification Authority (NIA) and the Attorney-General on the removal of the Voter ID card as an identity document required before a person can obtain the Ghana citizenship card.
Source: Elizabeth Adomah/pinkfmonlinegh.com