National Identification Biometric Verification Platform to be Introduced Today

MONROVIA, Montserrado – The National Identification Registry will introduce the National Identification Biometric Verification Platform at the Monrovia City Hall today.

The platform is expected to allow companies and government agencies to verify the identity of their clients or customers.

An NIR press statement dated Wednesday, May 8 said the registry sees the Biometric Verification Platform as a major milestone in the development of Liberia’s identification system.

Several top government officials and business leaders are expected to grace the program on Thursday.

In 2011, former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf signed into law the National Identification Registry Act, which repealed the People’s Redemption Council decree number 65 establishing the National Identification Card System.

The National Identification Registry was created to allow all residents – citizens or otherwise – to be registered within a single database that uses biometric data.

Featured photo by Tobin Jones/AU UN IST PHOTO

Zeze Ballah

Zeze made his journalism debut as a high school reporter at the LAMCO Area School System. In 2016 and 2017, the Press Union of Liberia awarded Zeze with the Photojournalist of the Year award. Zeze was also the union's 2017 Health Reporter of the Year. He is a Health Journalism Fellow with Internews.

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