“The initiative on giving new-born babies Ghana card numbers by the government is a good move because though they are new babies, they are Ghanaians. The Ghana card for some time to come, as the vice president said in a speech, will gain more recognition than the passport. I think it is laudable to give the numbers to the babies. Let us see what happens and how effective they can tackle that”.
“I agree to the policy because it is a waste of time having to join a queue and jostling with people in queue for the card. It makes more administrative sense when children are enrolled at birth.”
“The Ghana card is becoming the most preferable ID. The banks like it when you use the Ghana Card for transactions. There should be no problem if the government wants to give new-borns Ghana card numbers.”
“I do not agree with that. The children are young and they know nothing. They do not know their right from their left.”
“It is good for new-borns to be given Ghana Cards. Ghana is on the path of digitalization and so getting almost every citizen’s biodata in the system is the best way to go. I was wondering what will happen to children below 15 years who will be using mobile phones in 2022 because these people were not part of those eligible to get a Ghana Card and now we are supposed to get our SIM cards re-registered with our Ghana Card. Getting kids the card will make it very easy for our digitization system to work effectively. In some foreign countries, by keying your name into a system, every data of yours appears and this helps the government undertake initiatives to better the lives of the citizens.”
“The initiative is very good. I wonder why they have waited this long to digitize identities of new-born babies”