Gov’t To Implement E-Gates At KIA – Bawumia Announces

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has said that the government would be implementing the E-Gates initiative at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) by the end of the year 2024.

E-gates, also known as electronic gates, are automated passport control systems that use biometric technology to authenticate the identity of passengers.

This means that, passengers, will no longer need to be checked by officers of the Ghana Immigration Service, before entering the country.

“In fact, before the end of this year if you arrive in Ghana at Kotoka Airport you don’t need to go to an immigration officer, we are putting together the E-gates, you put in your Ghana card it will open for you, and you pass and enter.

“The E-gates will come into work in Ghana before the end of this year,” he said.

Dr Bawumia, who is the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), said this during a meeting with the clergy in Cape Coast, as part of his tour of the Central Region yesterday Monday, June 3, 2024.

The laudable move, will help reduce begging at the country’s entry point, which in some instances leads to bribery and corruption.

Meanwhile, the Omanhene of Oguaa Traditional Area, Osabarima Dr. Kwasi Attah II, has honoured Vice President and flagbearer of the NPP, with a symbolic chieftaincy crown.

Dr Bawumia, who arrived in Cape Coast Sunday evening ahead of his Central Regional tour, paid a courtesy call on the Oguaamanhene and his elders to seek their blessings ahead of his campaign activities in the Region.

Addressing the Oguaamanhene, Dr Bawumia congratulated the traditional leader on the 25th anniversary of his ascension to the throne.

Accompanied by some Ministers of State and senior campaign advisors, Dr Bawumia, told Osabarima Dr Kwesi Attah that he was paying a courtesy call on him as a mark of respect and also to seek his blessings ahead of his campaign activities in Cape Coast.

“You are the Overlord of Oguaa and I can’t just enter and start my campaign activities without coming here to greet you and seek your blessings,” Dr Bawumia said.

The Vice President, spoke of his presidential bid and sought the support and prayers of the Oguaamanhene and Oguaaman, pledging to continue his father-son relationship with the Oguaamanhene.

Osabarima Dr Kwesi Attah, expressed gratitude to Dr Bawumia and assured him of his continuous prayers.

“You are seeking the face of God, and when we pray to God, he listens, so we will continue to pray for you for the battle ahead,” said the Oguaamanhene, before presenting a symbolic crown to Dr Bawumia.

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