Sammy Gyamfi, the National Democratic Congress’s (NDC) National Communication Officer, has challenged the Ghana card as an electronic passport for Ghanaians.
This is based on remarks made about the Ghana Card by the Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Bawumia, at Ashesi University in Greater Accra recently.
The outspoken and young politician from the opposition NDC stated that the Ghana card cannot be used as an E-Passport, contrary to what the Vice President of Ghana has preached. “, he explained.
“The Ghana card is not the same as an E-passport because it can only be used to travel to countries that do not require a visa.”
“ “You do not need a passport if you are flying to an ECOWAS country like Nigeria,” he stated. You do not need a visa to visit the Caribbean countries. It does not require a visa.”
Furthermore, Sammy Gyamfi stated that if one does not have the Ghana card, one can use Ghana’s passport to travel to ECOWAS or Caribbean countries. However, he explained that you cannot travel to Europe, the United Kingdom, or the United States with your Ghana card if you do not have a passport. “, he explained.
“If you’re going to Europe, you’ll need an entry visa since there’s no page to stamp an entry visa (on the Ghana card) because that requires a booklet passport, which isn’t the e-passport we’re talking about.”
“What Dr. Bamuwia has done is an identifying document that is going to supplement the Ghana card,” the NDC official added. It’s simply for the purpose of identification.” He went on to say.