Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah has described the boycott of minority Members of Parliament (MP) over the Ghana Card registration as 'baseless'.
According to him, the argument for their boycott is not relevant enough to warrant the attention of Ghanaians.
Speaking on UTV’s ‘Adekye Nsroma’ programme, Wednesday, the Member of Parliament [MP] for Tema West constituency said that the “difference between a Ghanaian and a ‘voter’ is the main aim of this government, but the minority in government is strongly against it due to reasons best known to them alone”.
In further explanation, Carlos Ahenkorah noted that the government has taken this project very serious because it has become very difficult to distinguish between who a Ghanaian is and who qualifies to vote in this country, just because the ‘voters’ ID card serves these two purposes.
To him not all voters in this country are citizens.
He says the minority Members of Parliament are just making baseless arguments and shouldn’t be paid attention to since they have a motive which will draw the nation backwards.
The Minority in Parliament has threatened to stage a demonstration to protest the National Identification Authority’s quest to accept only passports and birth certificates as identification forms for the registration and instant issuance of the Ghana Card.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Minority has said over 70 percent of Ghanaians could be denied the Ghana Card if nothing is done.
The issuance of Ghana Card was among the government’s key promises to formalize the country’s economy.