- The National Identification Card was launched on the 15th of September 2017
- The National Identification Card is a valid verification document issued by NIA to Ghanaians
- The GhanaCard bears information about individuals whose identity can be verified at all times
The National Identification Card (GhanaCard) was launched on the 15th of September, 2017. It’s main purpose is to create security for organization to its customers data protection, trust with their clients and also in the security of their financial information.
The National Identification Card (GhanaCard) is a valid verification document issued by the National Identification Authority (NIA) to Ghanaians and permanently resident foreign nationals living everywhere for the purpose of identification. It is the property of the Government of Ghana.
The card bears personal information about the individuals whose identity can be verified at all times. The NIA National Identity System utilizes three types of biometric technology for identification purposes. These are the fingerprints unique to each individual in the form of digitized templates, facial templates in the form of digitized colour photo of the card holder and the Iris.
Why You Should Have A Ghana Card?
If you are a business owner or aspiring to be one, then you have no choice but to quickly get one if you don’t already have one. Here is why…
📌 You can not register a business without a Ghana card.
Yes currently your Ghana card and TIN number are required at the register generals department before businesses can be registered but from January 2022, only Ghana cards will be used because all TIN numbers are being linked to Ghana cards.
📌 Bank account requirements and openings are Ghana cards.
Am sure you have seen notifications from your bank asking you to come and update some information with your Ghana cards? As a business person, you need good records with the banks so kindly do so fast. Every cedi counts.
📌 Your phone Sim cards.
From 1st October, 2021 it is required to go register your sim card with the Ghana card. Well, I guess I don’t need to convince you to go get a Ghana card anymore because phones are the bloodlines of businesses. You need to communicate and you can’t do that without a sim.
📌SNNIT numbers connected to Ghana Cards.
Have you heard that too? Well, it’s true so get to work and link your social security number to your Ghana card.
I have learnt a lot of other vital numbers are going to be linked too such as drivers licence, NHIS cards, etc.