The Member of Parliament for North Tongu in the Volta Region, Honorable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has assured his constituents that he won’t register for the National Identity card known as the Ghana Card until the last of them is registered.
The MP who is also a Ranking Member on the Foreign Affairs Committee made the assurance in a post on Twitter earlier today. He associated the reasoning behind the decision to his conscience and principles.
The young and highly opinionated MP who has been touted as promising by a lot of people lamented that more than 70 percent of his constituents have not been registered in the mass registration exercise which was done in the Volta region a few months ago.
Okudzeto accused the National Identification Authority of bringing “scanty and faulty” machines to the registration exercise in the Volta Region which has resulted in the registration of a few in the region.
The Chairman of the National Democratic Congress also made a similar statement at one of the party’s recent press briefings. He said the NIA used a little over 2,000 registration machines in the Volta Region but used more than 5,000 machines when they went to the Ashanti Region.
— Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa (@S_OkudzetoAblak) June 11, 2020
“Let me assure all my dear constituents that as a matter of conscience and principle, I have long refused to register for the NIA card until the last constituent registers and is given a card,” the Former Deputy Minister of Education tweeted.
“I certainly cannot bring myself to get register when more than 70% of the Chiefs and people of North Tongu have not been captured. We all witnessed the deployment of scanty and faulty equipment during the registration,” he continued.
“Let’s remain united in our demand for fairness and justice. We shall prevail!”