Thursday, July 24, 2008

Suspend National ID registration - Mahama

GNA - Dr Edward Mahama, Peoples National Convention (PNC) Presidential candidate, on Thursday urged Government to suspend the National Identification registration until the December elections were over.

He said registering people for voting simultaneously with the registration of a National Identification, could confused people by undertaking one exercise and leaving the other.

"It is likely that people may register for the National ID but may not register for voting and that could deter people from casting their votes," Dr Mahama told the GNA in an interview.

The PNC leader said it was not proper for government to do the two registration exercises simultaneously and said: "why did the government choose to do the National ID registration now even though it had been planned a long time."

Dr Mahama said the idea of National Identification was a good one, however a PNC led administration would put in place a single system that would be used for the purposes of a National ID, voter identity as well as use such identification system to ensure effective tax system in the country.

He called on Ghanaians to vote the PNC into power since it was the only political party that could help the country have real change and hope for the future.


No comments: