Ghana Card is not int’l travel document – Foreign Affairs Ministry

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, has clarified that the Ghana Card cannot be used exclusively as an international travelling document as yet.
This means that the passport and travel certificate remain the official documents for travelling outside the country.
Sector Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, gave this clarification, responding to questions in Parliament on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.


“The Ghana Card is not a replacement for the current biometric passport. The Ghana card serves as an optional travel document to be used in tandem with our biometric passport. It must be underscored that the passport together with the traffic certificates are the only approved travel documents that are internationally recognized”, she said.
The rollout of the Ghana Card generated some debates  when Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia, said the card fully meets the requirements for an E-passport, in spite of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)a rejecting same.

Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchway on the floor of Parliament, however, said the processes for the Ghana card to be accepted as a document for international travel, are yet to be finalized.  
“At the moment, the Ghana Card cannot be used for travelling to other countries, either within or outside of ECOWAS. That will require bilateral agreements with countries for their authorities to accept the card as a travel document. The Ministry is in active discussions with ECOWAS member states and our bilateral partners to achieve this”, she explained.


Meanwhile, the Ghana Card will be accepted for nationals and dual nationals returning to the country by the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS).

Burkinabe’s seem uninterested in Ecowas decisions

Burkinabe’s not interested in Ecowas decisions

It appears ECOWAS citizens have lost confidence in the ECOWAS institution and do not care what it does or does not do. Many social media users reacted to the video of the opening ceremony of the 2nd ECOWAS meeting on Burkina Faso with laughing emojis and funny and derogatory comments.



In another video sighted by, citizens of Burkina Faso seem to care very little about the military takeover and what the ECOWAS will do. They said in the video that they do not need any help from ECOWAS and are not interested in the decisions because they could have come to help them before the coup but didn’t. The Burkinabe’s warned to throw stones at ECOWAS leaders if they dare come to their country.



So ECOWAS after its 2nd meeting over Burkina Faso yesterday in Accra has given orders for Burkina Faso to ensure civilian rule returns within the ‘’shortest time.’’ The nation remains suspended and will attract a more stringent sanction should it fail to release the deposed leader Roch Kabore with immediate effect.



How short the “shortest time” is that ECOWAS has given Burkina to do the needful cannot be specified.


8 out of the 16 heads of ECOWAS states attended the extraordinary meeting while the others had their representatives in attendance.


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