Politics of Thursday, 12 June 2014

Source: Myjoyonline.com

Mahama launches NDC biometric card

President John Mahama has launched a new biometric membership card at a National Executive Council meeting in Accra.

Addressing the meeting, the president said the new card will help the party to easily identify its members in good standing.

He said the move makes the party the most mordernised party in the country. Members of the party are to pay a token amount to defray the cost incurred in producing the cards, General Secretary of the party said at the meeting.

According to him, the biometric registration process has been conducted in eight out of the ten regions with most advanced areas being Western Region where 44,000 cards have been printed and 18,000 distributed.

In the Northern Region, he said 80,000 out of 150,000 cards have been printed.

Chairman of the Biometric Registration Committee, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, said although they received international proposals the system they adopted is home-grown.