General News of Saturday, 24 November 2018
Seven hundred and thirty-one commissioners for oaths who will be deployed for the National Identification Card (Ghana Card) registration exercise, were yesterday sworn in by the Chief Justice, Ms Justice Sophia Akuffo. Per the National Identification Register (Amendment) Law, 2017, Ghanaians who do not have a birth certificate or a passport, the two mandatory documents needed for the registration, can have a relative or two persons who have already registered to vouch for them.
The commissioners will, therefore, be in charge of the process by overseeing the swearing of oaths and making of affirmations by such persons.
They were trained at the Judicial Service Training Institute in Accra in partnership with the National Identification Authority (NIA).
At the swearing-in ceremony held at the forecourt of the Supreme Court in Accra, the commissioners who took the oath of secrecy and the official oath were presented with certificates.
So far, 1,031 persons have been trained and sworn into office as commissioners for oaths for the nationwide registration exercise. 500 others are expected to be sworn into office in December in Kumasi.