Ghana to issue card numbers to newborn babies as of 31 March

Ghana plans to assign card numbers to newborns starting on 31 March 2023, as announced by Vice President Bawumia during an event celebrating International Women’s Day. The government intends to implement various digital programs in Ghana as part of this initiative.

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During an event organized by Breast Cancer International in conjunction with the office of the Vice President during the commemoration of International Women’s Day, Ghanaian Vice President Mr Bawumia announced that Ghana would start issuing card numbers to all new babies effective 31 March 2023. This was during a presentation in which the vice president highlighted some of the digital programs the government was planning to carry out in Ghana.