Forget the false propaganda; the Ghana Card can be used as an e-passport.
Dr. Gideon Boako, a spokesman for Vice President Dr. Mahama, has urged Ghanaians to disregard media reports claiming that the Ghana Card is not an e-passport.
The claim that the Ghana Card can be used as an e-passport is still valid, according to Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s aide in a Facebook post on Saturday, February 12.
According to him, the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) response simply confirms that the Ghana Card can now be used as an electronic passport.
In a series of tweets, the ICAO stated that it has decided that Ghana’s national identity card, the Ghana Card, is similar to an electronic passport, citing “incorrect” media reporting.
The United Nations specialized agency for civil aviation stressed in a Twitter thread on Friday, February 11, that it is not its responsibility to certify the use of a member’s ID card for overseas travel in lieu of a passport.
“Any decision to accept such alternative travel identity document is made by the receiving state itself.”
However, in the post below, Dr. Boako refutes the ICAO’s claims.