Ghana Card ‘ll end cheating in sports – Vice President Bawumia

Vice President of Ghana Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has noted that the introduction of the Ghana Card which provides a unique identity system in the country, will end the phenomenon of age cheating in sports.

He argued that this was so because the card which had all the details of an individual could not be altered “and therefore if players are invited for national assignments, they will be made to provide their Ghana cards so they do not get to cheat the system.”

Dr Bawumia made this known when he was buttressing his point that he would choose the Ghana Card over a thousand interchanges, citing its impact in national development.

“Fake birth certificates were a big problem for our country and it made it very difficult for people to trust our documents at embassies and everywhere because people would just go and have fake birth certificates. In fact, when we went to the birth and death registry, we found three different databases and we had to harmonize the databases.

“Once you have a unique identity you’ll not have fake birth certificates as there will be no football age versus normal age. That business will come to an end.

“Recently, you would know that our women’s U-17 team (Black Maidens) was banned for presenting some overage players. Hopefully, now we are going to strictly require that they bring their Ghana card before they are registered to play,” he said. –

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