The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has announced that the policy of issuing National Identification card popularly known as Ghana card to newborn babies will start next month.
The Vice President who is also vying for the position of flagbearer slot in the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) announced this on Sunday when he took his campaign tour to Wenchi in the Bono Region.
According to him, by next month, all babies born in Ghana, once taken to weighing, would be issued the Ghana card number and also get their Birth Certificate Identification number at the same time because the two databases are talking to each other, he noted.
The NPP Presidential aspirant hopeful explained that issuing ID numbers at birth was integral to the Government’s ongoing digitalisation agenda.
He seized the opportunity to express his gratitude to the Bono Region delegates who participated in the NPP Super Delegates Conference for voting massively for him.
“If give me the nod to lead the party to become President I will appoint ten people from every constituency in my government; I will create welfare for party executives; and I will appoint a godfather or godmother for every constituency,” Dr. Bawumia said.