The Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Ministry is surprised by the news making rounds that the Ghana identity card known as the Ghana Card is now recognized as an e-passport.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kwaku Ampratwum Sarpong, explained that “the report is not emanating from my ministry; hence officially I cannot confirm that Ghana Card is now e-passport”.
The Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, who is also the legislator for Asante Mampong, said that “as at yesterday 9 pm, I was in a meeting with my minister and she denied that and said topic is news to her because officially the report is not from the Foreign Affairs Ministry”.
On Wednesday, February 9 2022, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) reported that holders of the Ghana Card, as well as its future biometric equivalents, can present it as official documentation at all 197 (ICAO) compliant countries and 44,000 airports worldwide and board flights to Ghana.
Mr Ampratwum further explained that the report is not officially from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs so further questions must be directed to the outfit which published the report.
“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.