Tag Archives: National ID Cards

Malawi – Minister requests NICE to help clear misconceptions over national identity cards

By | June 17, 2017

Minister of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development Cecilia Chazama this week requested the National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) to assist to clear misconceptions over the issuance of national identity cards, which some people are saying are meant for destruction. Speaking when she visited some registration centres in Nkhotakota on Wednesday, Chazama said it was sad to… Read More »

Philippines – National ID system to spell success of tax safety nets for poor Filipinos

By | June 16, 2017

MANILA, June 16 – The government is bent on issuing national identification (ID) cards that will also serve as social welfare cards to ensure the effective and targeted implementation of its social safety nets for the poorest Filipino families under the proposed Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN), the Department of Finance (DOF) said. According to DOF… Read More »

Jamaica – National ID system a priority for government

By | June 14, 2017

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is making the establishment of the National Identification System (NIDS) a priority. He said the system will have a “positive transformational effect” on the country and serve to improve the lives of Jamaicans. “It will support the ease of doing business by impacting positively on security-related programmes, while promoting financial and… Read More »

Ghana – NIA to issue ‘instant’ National ID card from Sept. 15

By | June 13, 2017

  Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the National Identification Authority (NIA), will issue the first of the proposed Ghana National Identity Card on September 15, 2017. According to Prof. Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah, Executive Secretary of the NIA, persons living in areas with good internet coverage will get their cards within 10 minutes of filling the appropriate forms, while those… Read More »

Nigeria – Police arrest four suspects carrying 4,555 National Identity Cards

By | June 6, 2017

The police in Cross River on Monday arrested four suspected thieves for unlawful possession of 4,555 National Identity Cards and 21 others who committed various offences, the Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa, said. Mr. Inuwa, who made the development known when he addressed journalists in Calabar on Tuesday, said the suspects were arrested by personnel of the Police… Read More »

Malawi – MEC to use national IDs for 2019 elections; signs MOU with NRB and NICE Trust

By | June 1, 2017

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost) – The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) on Wednesday disclosed that it will use the National Identity Card (ID), which the National Registration Bureau (NRB), is currently processing, for the 2019 general elections. MEC went further and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with NRB and National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE), during a high-level meeting, held in… Read More »

Philippines – Davao City submits resolution for national ID card system

By | May 31, 2017

WITH the proliferation of fake identification (ID) in the city, the Davao City Peace and Order Council submitted a resolution to the Office of the President to come up with a national ID card system. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said on Monday, May 29, that to ensure a person’s real identity, the National Government should come up with an… Read More »

Malawi Govt rolls out mass ID registration; targets 9 million by end of December

By | May 25, 2017

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)- The Malawi Government through the National Registration Bureau (NRB), which houses in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security, on Wednesday rolled out the national-wide mass registration exercise for national identity cards. The program will run in five phases, targeting nine million people for the whole exercise, with expectation to be finalized by December 2017. The… Read More »

Liberian Government Launches Issuance of Biometric ID Card

By | May 18, 2017

Monrovia – Liberia has finally launched the issuance of biometric identification card for its citizens and foreign residents. More than 4.5 million Liberians are expected to register and obtained ID Cards of citizenship or residence individuals in Liberia. The ID Cards will be used as national Identity and individuals bearing the cards can used the cards to open… Read More »

Nigeria – FG Should Tackle Delay In Issuance Of National Identity Cards

By | May 17, 2017

The introduction of the National Identity Card as one of sacred national documents is a welcome development for many reasons. First, for its usefulness if the data collected from the public are properly stored and shared among our national institutions, for the purposes of planning, development and security. National Identity Card is a life project that the nation… Read More »

Nigeria – Cross-River: 10,000 National ID Card yet to be collected

By | May 14, 2017

The National Identity Management Commission has told the residents o said there are about 10,000 uncollected National Identity Smart Cards in Cross River State. The commission also said the delay in issuing the cards was because the commission had to register up to 10 million Nigerians before printing the cards. In a radio interview in Calabar on Saturday,… Read More »

Philippines – Proposed natl ID system pushed

By | May 11, 2017

CONGRESS has passed a measure to consolidate all existing government-initiated identification systems into one integrated and efficient national ID system.    Laguna Rep. Sol Aragones said the committee on population and family relations gave its nod to the proposed measure. “All committee members agreed unanimously,” she said.       The bill will be discussed anew before the… Read More »

83% of the Ghanaian populace without National ID

By | May 11, 2017

The Committee on Communications for the Ghanaian Parliament says the National Identification Authority (NIA) is yet to register and issue a identification card to 83percent of the Ghanaian populace. This percentage represent about 27million of the country’s population.  According to the report, the NIA has enrolled only 4.5million resident Ghanaians, representing 17percent of the population.  “Presently, the Authority… Read More »

Sierra Leone – NEC rules out biometric voter ID cards for 2018 polls

By | May 5, 2017

Sierra Leoneans will now have to settle for basic ID cards instead of the biometric voters card promised by the National Electoral Commission (NEC), APA learned in Freetown on Friday.According to NEC official, the biometric cards cannot be provided in time for the elections due to lack of funds. The idea to produce a biometric card is in… Read More »

Mozambique to change national identity cards

By | May 4, 2017

The Mozambican cabinet approved a bill proposing a law to improve the current biometric identity card issued by the Ministry of Interior, APA has observed on Thursday.Cabinet spokesperson Mouzinho Saide is quoted in the local media as saying the bill, which seeks to ensure that ID cards have more security and reliability, adapting them to the current information… Read More »

Uganda: How Mistakes On National IDs Multiply Country’s Data Problems

By | April 24, 2017

Richard Kapule Ounoi, a teacher, was one of the first Ugandans in 2015 to pick their national Identity Cards (IDs). However, his card had an error. His middle name, Kapule, had been rewritten as Kalule. The former ordinarily belongs to people from Tororo in the East, the latter for those from Central Uganda. Mr Ounoi alerted the ID… Read More »

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 »