The Majority Chief Whip and MP for Nsawam Addoagyiri, Hon Frank Annor Dompreh has cautioned the minority in Ghana’s Parliament not to use unpleasant words to condemn and demonize the office of the National Identification Authority (NIA).
According to him, the NIA was rendered useless many years past due to poor resources and inadequate funding under successive governments until President Akufo-Addo’s government came in to raise it to the current standards Ghana is witnessing.
Mr Dompreh explained that the NIA office is now very potent in currying a lot of national assignments which includes the national identification card (Ghana card) and therefore must be supported and encourage on the field of work instead condemning it.
He urged the minority to be moderate in their criticism against the institution else, very soon, many Ghanaians would not take the NIA and its services serious.
The Majority Chief Whip made these remarks in a press briefing today when the Parliament invited management of the national identification authority to appear and brief them on their current performance with respect to the registration and issuance of Ghana cards to people.
The Authority registered over 16 million Ghanaians and issued cards, but currently faced with resources challenge.