Jamaica is expected to finally conduct a complete roll-out of the National Identification System (NIDS) for Jamaicans and other residents by 2020, according to a report by the Jamaica Observer.
Onika Miller, permanent secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, told the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) of Parliament that the framework for NIDS is on track to be ready by this November.
“Yes, the project has taken some time [but] now it is at a stage where we have clear activities completed, where we have a design (and) the costing,” Miller said in response to a few parliament members who inquired why it was taking so long to implement the system. “We have sketched out a roadmap to 2020, indicating what are the different components, so we are actually further ahead now, with clear specifics.”
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