Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has recommended Ghanaians to use their regular passports when traveling outside the country.
The government is working to adopt the e-passport system, according to Ghana’s second gentleman.
While complimenting and underlining the government’s digitization endeavors, the VP also pledged to keep locals informed about e-passport issues.
“As a result (of the Ghana Card), Ghana will be one of only a few countries where a national identification card also serves as an e-passport,” he explained. This, in turn, exemplifies the possibilities of digitization. I will, of course, keep citizens up to date on developments regarding the e-passport feature’s activation, but discussions are good.”
“For the time being, I urge travelers to always bring their passport and other kinds of required documentation with them,” Dr. Bawumia continued. Citizens should also continue to apply for their own Ghana Cards in order to participate in the digital revolution.”
His comments came amid a dispute over whether or not Ghanaians should be able to use their Ghana Cards as e-Passports.
Bawumia discussed a wide range of themes in the Pan African Visions, PAV, Magazine’s February 2022 edition. With the headline “Defying the Odds – A Conversation with Ghana’s Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia,” the magazine put Bawumia on the cover.