The Governance Commission, in collaboration with the National Identification Registry will today, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 hold a one day collaborative working Forum under the leadership of the Vice President Office to derived a genuine framework on the Synchronization of a national ID system that will enhance Liberia’s national record system, save cost on electoral expenditure and improve the emerging digital interactions in the economy.
According to a press release, the working Forum will bring together technicians from the National Identification Registry, the Governance Commission, international experts and collaborating agencies to construct a synchronized Liberia’s Biometric System that will enhance easy access and save cost on national expenditure.
The National Biometric System, when put together will incorporate the different numbering systems applied to citizens and residents in social security and other areas of importance in identifying citizens and residences in the country.
There have been numerous challenges facing citizens on service delivery. These challenges are ranging from double dipping, illegal migration, and other frauds resulting from impersonation and identity theft that continue to undermine the efforts of government in strengthening public and private institutions, the provision of essential services and the rules of law.
The program will also support efforts in other collaborative initiatives in the advancement of national programs which includes, identification card for GOL (Government of Liberia) pay roll clean-up, banking and financial sectors, and Administration of the Government’s social Cash transfer program. Press Release