Jean Mensa informs Parliament that Ghana's voter registration card will prevent minors and foreigners from voting.

 Parliament has been informed by Jean Mensa, Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC), that the use of the Ghana Card as the sole form of identification for voter registration will guarantee a trustworthy voter roll. She added that it will also prevent minors and foreign nationals from signing up to vote.

Madam Jean Mensa stated on Tuesday, February 28: "The use of only Ghana Card will ensure and guarantee the credibility of the register and elections, prevent enrolment of minors, prevent foreigners from voting, and eliminate the guarantor system which is prone to abuse" when she briefed Parliament on the Constitutional Instrument (CI) that seeks to make the Ghana Card the sole document for voter registration.

She stated, "The Ghana Card will be used to register rather than vote in 2024."

According to Tamale South Member of Parliament Haruna Iddrisu, the National Identification Authority (NIA) has informed the Commission that "there are 3.5 blank cards in the warehouse, money have been released, and funds are being released." Iddrisu made the revelation that approximately 3.5 million people lacked a Ghana Card.

The Minority has been complaining about the CI that is being proposed.

They turned down representatives from the EC and the National Identification (NIA), who were in Parliament to inform the House about the proposed CI, on Thursday, February 23.

They were hoping to see Madam Jean Mensa herself.

According to Haruna Iddrisu, a member of Tamale South's parliament, the minority is opposed to any move by the EC to use the Ghana Card as the sole form of identification for voter registration.

The former Minority Leader stated, while speaking via telephone on the Big Issue on Monday, February 27, on TV3 that 3.5 million people do not have a Ghana Card.

He inquired as to whether the 3.5 million individuals lacking a Ghana Card would prevent them from exercising their right to vote.

He declared, "The NDC will defend the right to vote and be voted for."

He stated, "We are contesting the use of Ghana Card as the sole reference for the purposes of registering as a voter."

"The right to vote and to be voted for is sacred," he emphasized. Can you instruct the 3.5 million people who do not have the card not to vote?”

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