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Bawumia Was Not Lying About Ghana Card As Travel Document – UK-Based Ghanaian Lawyer Testifies



Lawyer and writer Chris-Vincent Agyapong recently praised the legitimacy of the Ghana Card as a travel document, which has been advocated by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

A friend of Agyapong’s lost their Ghanaian passport and lacked a Ghana visa in their British passport. However, he possessed a Ghana Card.

Despite initial doubts about its acceptance as a travel document, the friend successfully checked in at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 using the Ghana Card.

Agyapong, who witnessed this incident, affirmed that Vice President Bawumia’s endorsement of the Ghana Card’s travel utility was accurate. This report underscores the Ghana Card’s practicality and highlights Ghana’s digitalization efforts.

Below is the write up shared by Chris-vincent Agyapong:

Before my flight takes off, let me say—Bawumia’s Ghana Card really works.

My friend, with whom I am travelling with to Ghana was supposed to pick me up at 6am today. When he was not at my end by 6:30am, I called to find out what was happening.

He sounded distressed. He couldn’t find his Ghanaian Passport and he does not have a visa to Ghana in his British Passport too.

He was anxiously searching for his passport and I kept asking, where did you put it, when was the last time you saw it and why didn’t you pack this last night?

And then I asked: do you have a Ghana Card? He said YES!

Then I said: you can use that to travel to Ghana—at least that is what Bawumia claims.

He asked: are you sure? And I replied—let’s put Bawumia’s words to test—if we get there and they don’t accept it at the check-in desk as a Ghanaian travel document, I will write about it.

We got to Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport and showed his Ghana Card as evidence that he is a Ghanaian who does not need a visa to travel to Ghana.

Bingo: he was checked-in, and we are on the flight now.

So, I can confidently say that, our digitalisation man was not lying to us.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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