The Bank of Ghana has said the only form of identification it will accept from 1 July is the Ghana Card. This follows the bank’s 19 January statement that said the change is “to ensure that all financial transactions performed within the ecosystem are linked to one identity and information, and unique codes for the transactions shared with the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to facilitate the identification of initiators/beneficiaries for track and trace purposes”.
The Ghana Card is the country’s standard method of identification and now includes biometric information. From 31 March, the Ghana Revenue Authority will replace tax identification numbers to match the Ghana Card PIN and citizens will also be required to have registered their SIM cards to their Ghana Cards.
[The] majority of Ghanaians did not receive their cards after the first mass registration exercise in 2008.
According to the finance
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