The deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says on no occasion will he apply for the Ghanacard in line with the ongoing registration by the National Identification Authority (NIA).
Speaking on Radio 360’s flagship morning programme dubbed “Y3nsom” hosted by Kwame Malcolm, the NDC deputy scribe quipped, “is the ghanacard going to take us to heaven?, is everything going to be free? I won’t have anything to do with this level of non-transparency of being locked down to a 1.2billion dollar unnecessarily useless I.T. contract for the next 15 years.”
Koku Anyidoho wondered why with the changing by the day of technology the country should be tied down to such a contract.
He said it will come at a cost to Ghanaians who will swear affidavit and are not among the 7million who may be able to provide birth certificates to acquire a Ghanacard.
When asked if the minority were not part of the processes outlining requirements to apply for the Ghanacard; the NDC deputy scribe said even apartheid became a law; “…don’t forget that apartheid was a law, ….even on our statute books currently there is a law for the President to sign the death penalty for a certain category of criminals…when was the last time you heard the President has signed such death warrant? Bad laws are bad laws..” Koku Anyidoho added.
The NDC General Secretary warned that there is the likelihood the ghanacard will is going to be used to compile the new voters register . He cautioned that if Government insists on the process as it is and any confusion ensues in the nation no one must blame Koku Anyidoho and the NDC.