New-born babies would receive a unique national identification number a month after their arrival.
The Birth and Death Registry has begun the process to make this initiative operational by 2022, the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said.
He said this initiative would enable the country to maintain an accurate database of Ghanaians from birth to death.
The initiative, he said, forms part of the ongoing digitisation process at the Birth and Death Registry, adding that 80 percent of the digitisation process has been completed.
He also disclosed that the national identification system has provided the county with a database that would be the anchor of all future transactions.
Dr. Bawumia, who was addressing participants at the Fifth Chief Executive Officers (CEO) Summit in Accra, said the country could rely on digitisation to build a resilient economy.
He noted that most of the problems encountered at the Death and Birth Registry, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), the Passport Office and other public services providers were a result of bureaucracy and manual way of processing official documents, adding that the digitisation would soon make these problems a thing of the past.
He said the overriding objective of the digitisation process, was to formalise the economy, increase government revenue, block leakages, fight corruption and ensure that public service providers deliver efficient service to citizens.
He, therefore, called on the CEOs and business leaders in Ghana to use innovative technology to digitise their businesses to enhance their operation.
On the COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign, he said the Vaccination Card would be digitised and emboss with Quick Response (QR) Codes to enable authorities to check authenticity or otherwise of the Card when it is displayed.
Juliet Etefe & Osei Owusu Amankwah, ISD