The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed that since the beginning of the year, Ghana has engaged with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), to activate the E-Passport function of the Ghana card.
He said if the processes succeeds, it means that by the end of the first quarter of 2022, the Ghana card would be recognized globally in all ICAO borders with 197 countries as members and 44,000 airports and borders.
The Dr. Bawumia added that Ghana became the 79th member of ICAOs Public Directory Community, and Ghana’s signing certificate would be incorporated into the system.
He explained that the Ghana card would be verified by the member countries and holders of the card would be allowed board any flight to Ghana.
Moreover, the good news for diasporans is that when the Ghana Immigration Service is linked to the National Identification Authority, diasporan Ghanaians with the Ghana card should not have to obtain visas to return to Ghana he said.
By Tegah Hilda Sepenya