The National Identification Authority (NIA), led by Executive Secretary Prof Ken Attafuah, has clarified that the total cost of producing the Ghana Cards is $293 million, not $1.2 billion, as widely reported.
In a statement released by NIA’s Corporate Affairs Department, the Authority said: “The NIS project to deliver ID cards to all Ghanaians is over a period of one year. Within this period, the state is committed to $124m while the project partner – Identity Management Sytem is committed to $169m.
“The total project cost for the delivery of the Ghana cards is, therefore, $293m and not 1.2bn USD. This total is expected to cover the technical and operational cost that will deliver ID Cards to all Ghanaians over the one year period”.