Tag Archives: National ID Cards

Malawi National ID Mass Registration Commences in June

By | April 20, 2017

National Registration Bureau (NRB) under the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security will from June to December 2017 be undertaking the first mass registration of Malawian citizens for issuance of national identity cards (ID). In a media statement on Wednesday, government says the mass registration is an opportunity for every Malawian to have their own national ID… Read More »

Philippines – Will Congress Now Act on National ID System Bill

By | April 18, 2017

Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday lamented how the past congresses failed to give attention to a measure he filed seeking to create a National ID (identification) Reference System. He said that he could no longer remember how many times he has filed his measure. “I can’t remember how many times I’ve filed the bill. I hope that 17th… Read More »

Dominica – Cabinet Approves Over $1M For New National ID System

By | April 12, 2017

Cabinet has approved over one point five million dollars for the funding of a new national identification system. According to a press release from the office of the Cabinet Secretary on April 10, the new system would allow all eligible electors to enroll and be issued a national identification card. Cabinet gave its prompt approval in February, after… Read More »

Caribbean: Dominica Gov’t Approves Monies for New Secure National ID System

By | April 10, 2017

A review of the electoral process in Dominica has been the subject of discussions for some time now. The Government of Dominica has repeatedly indicated its support for the improvement of the conduct of elections and is committed to ensuring that the necessary funding, as well as the legislative and technical infrastructure are in place, to enable the… Read More »

Nigeria – Funds Delay Issuance of National ID Cards

By | April 4, 2017

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says it is working hard to address the challenges associated with the delay in issuance of the new National Identity Cards to Nigerians. The Director-General of the commission, Mr Aliyu Aziz, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday that paucity of funds was delaying the production and issuance… Read More »

Afghanistan – Govt Given 90 Days To Roll Out Electronic ID Card System

By | March 29, 2017

Mohtat said BICIA will start by hiring staff, including technical teams, and will implement the preliminary phase in Kabul. “Soon we will announce our hiring process and we will give opportunities to our previous employees that were already trained, and who we invested in,” he said adding that testing the electronic ID card system would however take about… Read More »

Jamaica – Chuck Says National ID System Will Be Game Changer

By | March 29, 2017

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck says the National Identification System will be a huge game changer in the fight against crime. According to the minister, the system will not only be able to assist the police, but will also be useful with banks and other entities in ascertaining the true identity of individuals. “We have recently passed legislation… Read More »

South Africa’s Smart ID card “one of the most advanced in the world”

By | March 28, 2017

South Africa’s new Smart ID card is one of the most advanced IDs in the world, said the solutions director of LAWtrust, Maeson Maherry. Maherry, who was speaking at a cybersecurity symposium in Johannesburg, is overseeing the seven-year eID project with the Department of Home Affairs. It is one of LAWtrust’s largest programmes. “Many countries around the world… Read More »

Dominica – $1.6m For National I.d Cards For Next General Elections

By | March 20, 2017

The Government of Dominica continued its series of town hall meetings on Thursday at the Baracoon Building in Roseau. In his address, Dominica’s Hon Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Roosevelt Skerrit spoke about several developments ongoing in the country. The Hon Prime Minister announced that funds have been made available to the Electoral Unit to provide all citizens… Read More »

Indonesia – Ministry Officials to Testify in e-ID Card Case

By | March 16, 2017

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said on Wednesday that Home Ministry officials would be present as witnesses in the second hearing into the e-ID card case. The hearing is scheduled to be held on Thursday at the Jakarta Corruption Court. “[On Thursday] we will delve into the budgeting aspects [of the e-ID case]. There will be witnesses from… Read More »

Is it Time for the UK to Rethink Identity Cards?

By | March 14, 2017

14 March 2017 Last updated at 15:55 GMT Peers in the House of Lords suggest to Home Office minister Baroness Williams of Trafford that the government should have a rethink on identity cards in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union. The previous Labour government’s ID card plan was scrapped after the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition… Read More »

Indonesia – E-KTP Graft Case: KPK Suspects Big Markups

By | March 14, 2017

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) suspects the electronic identity card or e-KTP procurement was plagued with a big markup. Auditors from the Finance and Development Supervisory Agency (BPKP) have been invited to KPK to verify the numbers. “The markup of the items is the modus operandi,” says the KPK spokesperson, Febri Diansyah. KPK suspects that… Read More »

Identifying Some 27 Million Ghanaians Biometrically

By | March 6, 2017

From Lawra to Aflao, Half Assini to Bawku, all over Ghana people will queue for an identity. Every person, regardless of age, gender, socio-economic status will document his or her personal details including name, date of birth, and contact information into a single database. You will scan your fingertips and take a picture. This picture will be synced… Read More »

No One Can Forgery in Electronic National ID Cards Process: Baher

By | March 5, 2017

After Adjustment of the 6th Article of the Population Registration Act and adding of word “ Afghan” now Chief of the Identity and Digitalization of  Electronic National ID Cards Zemaray Baher said no one can forgery in Electronic National ID card process . Chief of the Identity and Digitalization of Electronic National ID Cards Zemaray Baher said, “There… Read More »

Details: Singapore’s new digital identity scheme

By | March 3, 2017

The Singapore Government is looking at three key features for its new digital identity system, Minister in charge of Smart Nation, Vivian Balakrishnan has revealed. “I have asked the team to look at three features in the short term,” he said in Parliament yesterday. “One, to include biometric elements; two, to enable encryption; and three, to have open… Read More »

Israel – Knesset approves making biometric ID cards mandatory

By | February 28, 2017

Final version of law will obligate citizens to put facial recognition information in national database, but not necessarily fingerprints The Knesset on Monday passed a controversial law that will obligate all Israeli citizens to obtain biometric ID cards, with their personal information being stored in a national database. Proponents of the law say it is necessary to prevent… Read More »

Liberia – House Reviews Launch Of National ID Card System

By | February 22, 2017

The House of Representatives is reviewing the option to allot funds for the production and release of national identification (ID) cards for all Liberians. The House’s Committees on State Enterprise, Judiciary and Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning have been tasked with seeking expert opinion and to advice Plenary in two weeks (Tuesday, March 7). The Joint Committee… Read More »

Jamaica – Establishment of national identification agency to commence 2017/18

By | February 21, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Establishment of the Jamaica National Identification Agency (JNIA) is to commence in the 2017/18 fiscal year. This is one of the activities to be undertaken as the Government moves to develop a National Identification System (NIDS) that supports secure, reliable and robust verification and authentication of citizens and persons normally resident in Jamaica. A… Read More »

Morocco – ID Card to Replace Birth, Life, and Residence Certificates

By | June 23, 2016

Rabat – Thanks to the new National Electronic Identity Card known as CNIE, Moroccans will no longer need to present birth, life, citizenship, or residency certificates for official proceedings.   Mohamed Moubdie, Minister of Public Service and Administrative Modernization, addressed this during an interview with the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) in an oral question-and-answer session on June… Read More »