The Director of Legal Affairs for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Lawyer Abraham Amaliba has alleged that the National Identification Authority is frustrating members of the NDC in their quest to register for the National Identification card. According to Lawyer Amaliba, the party has received reports across the country, especially in the NDC strongholds that people are finding it difficult to get their Ghana cards.
“I have indicated that the NIA has also decided that, in our strong areas they slow down the process of issuing the cards. And I have examples for that. There is a guy who lives in Kumasi, [and] once your name is a Northern name they frustrate you. When you want to register, they raise objections and these objections can take you long. I didn’t register in Kumasi but this is someone who called me to tell me and gave me that situation he found himself in.”
He continued to say, “He proceeded to Bongo so I have to call the NDC Chairman or was it’s the secretary, one of them, to assist him to register and he registered and came back to Kumasi.”
Lawyer Amaliba said following those unfortunate occurrences in some registration centres, the NDC has had to deploy Lawyers to centres to assist people to get registered.
Lawyer Abraham Amaliba was speaking to A1 Radio on the Day Break Upper East show in relation to the Electoral Commission’s proposal for a new Constitutional Instrument (CT) to be passed that will make the Ghana card the only proof of identity for the registration of a voter’s ID card in the 2004 general election.
Lawyer Amaliba noted that failure by the EC to reconsider their decision means the NDC would be forced to resist the move strongly.
Source:A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHZ|David Azure |Bolgatanga|