Many Ghanaians have bemoaned why passports have been left out in the ongoing sim re-registration exercise.
Addressing the concerns, the Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Prof. Ken Attafuah said passports lack the credibility Ghana Cards offers.
Speaking on Citi TV he said “the Ghana Card is a far superior index of your identity.”
“A passport is a primary document for establishing your citizenship and eligibility to travel across borders but even so, you see visa requirements. There is a limit,” he added.
Prof Attafuah further noted that the Ghana Card registration process provides evidence of why passports could not fully be trusted.
“During the mass registration, there were people who went to registration centres with Ghana passports but were denied the right to register, because, upon interrogation, it was found that they were not Ghanaians.”
“It can be found to be procured through improper means and you cannot rely on it,” the NIA boss added.