NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION AUTHORITY UNVEILS NEW ID CARD, READIES FOR MASSIVE REGISTRATION

NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION AUTHORITY UNVEILS NEW ID CARD, READIES FOR MASSIVE REGISTRATION. The National Identification Authority has outdoored a new national identification card, with the promise to launch its massive registration exercise in the coming days. At a news briefing in Accra Wednesday, NIA Executive Director, Professor Ken Agyemang Attefuah said the Authority is prepared to embark the exercise projected to formalise Ghana’s economy. “The National Identification Authority is ready to provide Ghanaians with a modern robust national identification system and a smart ID card that will meet the modern aspirations of the people of Ghana and carry us into the future,” he said. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected

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2 HEADMASTERS SACKED, 9 INTERDICTED OVER FREE SHS EXTORTION

2 HEADMASTERS SACKED, 9 INTERDICTED OVER FREE SHS EXTORTION. Two headmasters have been sacked after charging unapproved fees following government roll out of free Senior  High School policy. Headmaster of  Pentecost SHS in the Eastern region Mr. Wisdom Blazu and Assistant headmaster of Daffour Senior High School Rev S.P Eleworkor were relieved of their posts by the Ghana Education Service. The Daffour headmaster S.C.K Agbeke is to be reprimanded for “poor supervision”. A total of nine others were interdicted, Director General of the Ghana Education Service, Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwaah announced at a press conference Thursday. The sanctions came after investigations into allegations of extortion against 19 school heads. The interdicted heads include: Headmistress of

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VIDEO: GOV’T TO INTRODUCE DIGITAL ID CARDS & ADDRESS SYSTEMS – DR. BAWUMIA

VIDEO: GOV’T TO INTRODUCE DIGITAL ID CARDS & ADDRESS SYSTEMS – DR. BAWUMIA. Ghana will soon go digital on a large scale, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has indicated. H.E Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia disclosed that the government will in a weeks’ time introduce a digital National ID card and digital address system to resolve challenges with productivity of the economy. He was speaking at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, Switzerland. According to him, Ghana is “embarking majorly because today is a knowledge economy and it’s an ICT dominated economy. And for developing countries, you cannot really see this enhancement of productivity if you ignore

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PHOTO: PUPILS MOB SAMIRA

PHOTO: PUPILS MOB SAMIRA. Second Lady Samira Bawumia was given a rousing welcome to Ashaiman when she visited some schools to encourage fresh pupils on their first day at school. On arrival in Tema, she paid a courtesy call on the Metropolitan Chief Executive, Nii Anang-La, who accompanied her on the visit together with the Metro Director of Education, Margaret Frimpong and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tema Central, Kofi Brako. Her first port of call was the Rammaniya Islamic Primary School at Tema Community 12 where she was met on arrival by the headmistress, Zuweira Abubakar. Interacting with the pupils, Mrs Bawumia emphasized the need for the children

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