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    Aisha Huang: NIA’s response shows NPP didn’t introduce Ghana Card – Yammin

    Former Deputy Minister of Ashanti Region Mr. Joseph Yammin in response to a release by the  National Identification Authority’s (NIA) on  ‘galamsey’ kingpin Aisha Huang is arguing that the NPP government did not introduce the National Identification system as Ghanaians have been made to believe.

    According to Mr Joseph Yammin, NIA’s claim to have registered Aisha Huang onto the Ghana Card system is a clear indication that it was the NDC’s government under the erstwhile Mahama administration that introduced it.

    Speaking on Kumasi- based Angel FM, Joseph Yammin averred, “Looking at the response from NIA today, it shows that, she got registered in 2016. So that is another indication that, the NPP did not introduce the Ghana Card”.

    Meanwhile the NIA in their explanation of the viral Ghana card image suggesting that the galamsey queen has been given the Ghana card, the authority said that the particular registration was done in 2014 with the name Huang En and was renewed in 2016 and 2018 respectively in Kumasi.

    Speaking on the development and the controversy over which government introduced the Ghana card, Mr. Yammin insisted that, all evidence available now shows that, it was the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that first introduced the identity card and not the Akufo-Addo-led government.

    “In 2016 Nana Addo wasn’t the President but there was a rollout of Ghana card. It was suspended because of ECOWAS integration. We were advised to do an ECOWAS Card and not Ghana Card. The data on the card in Ghana is the same as what is in Nigeria so as Cote’ D’Ivoire”, Joseph Yammin told Angel FM.

    “That is what delayed it in 2016 when the whole of West African States decided to meet on it for us all to use one identity”, he added

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