All is about for the historic issuance of Nationwide Identification numbers, higher generally known as Ghana Card numbers, to new child infants in Ghana, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has introduced.
This follows the profitable integration of the databases of the Births and Deaths Registry, the Nationwide Identification Authority and the Ghana Well being Service.
The Vice President, who made the disclosure on Saturday July 22, 2023 mentioned the primary such Ghana Card quantity was issued to a new child child on Friday, July 21, 2023 after a profitable check run of the system.
“The work of integrating the databases has been accomplished, The total check was carried out yesterday, and i’m blissful to say that the primary Ghana Card quantity for a child was issued yesterday.
“So from subsequent month, all infants born in Ghana, as soon as they take them to Weigh In, they are going to be issued the Ghana Card quantity and in addition get their Delivery Certificates Identification quantity on the similar time, as a result of the 2 databases are speaking to one another.”
“That is very transformational,” Dr Bawumia famous, explaining that they are going to have these numbers from the time they’re infants until they go away.
Officers of the Nationwide Identification Authority (NIA) say playing cards bearing the biometrics and different knowledge will probably be issued to the kids when they’re older, after their digits and different options are absolutely fashioned.
Talking in Cape Coast on the seventy fifth Anniversary celebrations of Ghana Nationwide School, Dr Bawumia emphasised that the issuance of ID numbers at delivery was an integral a part of Authorities’s ongoing digitalization agenda, designed to organize the nation to totally partake within the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The Ghana Card is more and more changing into the one supply of proof of id, with the distinctive quantity serving a number of functions together with because the Social Safety, Well being Insurance coverage and Tax Identification quantity.
Ghana Nationwide School
Hailing the affect Ghana Nationwide School has had on Ghana’s pre-and submit colonial life, Vice President Bawumia challenged managements, employees and college students in instructional establishments to embrace the chances supplied by Synthetic Intelligence (AI) to enhance instructing, drawback fixing and important pondering, noting that it may very well be deployed meaningfully to bridge the hole between the developed and growing world.
“If we’re in settlement that the girls and boys in our faculties right this moment are being educated to compete on the worldwide stage, there may be each justification for our college students to be given publicity to AI.
“Authorities’s ongoing digitalization agenda is ample testimony of its appreciation of AI and the dedication to make sure that this nation is just not left behind. We now have targeted on pursuing digitalisation as a part of our financial technique as a result of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us and we have to be a part of the fashionable world…
“While Authorities will do its half by main the charting of a pathway to the deployment of significant AI in our nationwide life, I anticipate our academic authorities to plan and deploy modern instructing methods that consider ICT as a key ingredient,” he added.
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