Foreign Affairs Ministry denies knowledge of Ghana Card As An E-passport

The office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration denies knowledge of circulatory messages indicating that the Ghana National Identity Card is to be internationally recognized as a valid e-passport.

The Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Honourable Kwaku Ampratwum Sarpong explained on Akoma FM’s political and current affairs show that “the report is not emanating from my ministry; hence officially I cannot confirm that Ghana Card is now e-passport”.

Hon. Ampratwum Sarpong also doubles as Member of Parliament for Asante Mampong, told the host of the show that “as at yesterday 9 pm, I was in a meeting with my minister and she denied that and the said topic is news to her because officially the report is not from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.”

On 9th February, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) disclosed that holders of the Ghana Card can now present the card as official documentation at all 197 ICAO acceptable countries and 44,000 airports worldwide and they’ll be allowed to board flights to Ghana.

The Deputy Minister said the report is not an official statement from the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hence any questions and concerns should be directed to the source of publishment.

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“Maybe the report is from a higher authority because my minister and her two deputies of which I am part are not privy to the said report,” he added.

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