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General News of Sunday, 17 June 2018


‘Desperate NPP fraudulently manufactured fake Ghana cards’ - Adongo

Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo, has accused government of desperately using illegal means to forcibly get people to register for the Ghana Card with the release of fake cards purported to be that of Minority members in parliament.

This comes after social media was flooded with pictures of the fake cards supposedly belonging to some National Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs.

Among those with the said ID’s include Minority Chief Whip, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak, Juaboso MP Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, Builsa North MP James Agalga and Bolgatanga Central MP Isaac Adongo.

But Mr Adongo says the move “shows the desperation and the intended fraudulent behaviour they want to put up with this Ghana Card. Even at this stage they are able to fraudulently manufacture Ghana Card for people who have not registered and that is the reason we must fight it at all cost”.

He told Class 91.3FM on Saturday 16 June 2018 that the image on the card is a photo of him taken around January 2017 as part of his parliamentary records and used on several occasions by the media for publications.

“This shirt is over one year old and I do not even know where it is let alone wear it to parliament at this point in time” when they tried to organise registration for legislators which was boycotted by all Minority members.

He said the originators of the fake cards have created a date of birth for him which is even wrong.

“It is public record, you can check everywhere [and you will know] that I was born 12th of October 1972 and they are speaking in respect of 1974. I don’t know where they got that,” he stressed.

For him it is unfortunate that authorities will embark on such a move when the people involved have not participated in any registration in order to acquire the cards.

The Minority has rejected the process because only birth certificates and passports are being used.

A statement signed by Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu, said: “We remain opposed to the restriction of identification requirements for registration to Passports and Birth Certificates. Our analysis show that this will prevent about 23 million Ghanaians from obtaining the Ghana Card and deprive them of any benefit thereof.”