Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Ghana’s Vice President, claims that the implementation of the Ghana Card will end age cheating in sports.
He claims that since a person’s card contains all relevant information about them, the data cannot be altered. As a result, in order to stop widespread fraud, players who are invited to take part in national missions will have to provide their Ghana cards.
Dr. Bawumia made this point clear when he was arguing that he would choose the Ghana Card over 1,000 interchanges in Ghana.
“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 will 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,” he said.
“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 team was banned for presenting some overaged players. Hopefully, now we are going to strictly require that they bring their Ghana card before they are going to be registered to play.”