Ghana national ID card to cost 1.22 billion dollars over next 15 years

Ghana’s national identification card, the Ghana Card, being spearheaded by the National Identification Authority (NIA) is expected to cost the country 1.22 billion dollars in the next 15 years. Registration and issuance of national ID cards to Ghanaians by the Authority is set to begin from May 28 from the Jubilee House in Accra. Speaking […]

Uganda plans to link access to public health services with national Id

The government is in advanced stages of preparations to enforce a proposal for only National Identity Cards (IDs) holders to enjoy healthcare services at public health facilities, this newspaper can reveal. Health minister Jane Aceng on Monday confirmed that they are setting up a digital system with in-built mechanism to, among other things, enable pharmacies […]

Ghana National ID card – application process & requirements

Ghana national identity card issuance has been postponed to May. According to George Anda the Deputy Minister of Communication, the current situation with the L.I in parliament has caused the postponement. Regardless, times have changed and the National Identification Authority has made it easier for Ghanaian to acquire their national ID cards. It will be […]

Malawi to use National IDs in 2019 elections

The Malawi Electoral Commission chairperson, Dr. Justice Jane Ansah, said the MEC is considering the National Identity Card to be used in identifying people during registration and polling day, saying her institution will work with the National Registration Bureau (NRB) to foster registration of eligible voters. “The Commission has engaged Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs […]

Malawi: connecting national ID to voter registration

Registration of voters will be easy and faster for those with national IDs as it will just involve establishing if the holder is the right owner of the card and then scanning the card on the registration machine to capture the details of the registrant. As explained before, the MEC will conduct voter registration despite the […]

Malawi: 9 million registered with national IDs

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika announced Thursday that over 9 million Malawians have registered during the national identity registration exercises which took place from May to October this year. Speaking during the official announcement of mass registration statistics and handing over of registration campaign and operations to the Malawi Government at the Kamuzu Palace in […]

Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof)

Since its inception in 2009, the Aadhaar project has been shrouded in controversy due to various questions raised about privacy, technological issues, welfare exclusion, and security concerns. In this study, we document numerous instances of publicly available Aadhaar Numbers along with other personally identifiable information (PII) of individuals on government websites. This report highlights four […]

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