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DR Congo’s Félix Tshisekedi announces launch of biometric identification by 2020

Friday, 06 September 2019 16:04
DR Congo’s Félix Tshisekedi announces launch of biometric identification by 2020

(Ecofin Agency) - The Congolese government is reviewing its national identification database and President Félix Tshisekedi announced the launch of biometric identification system by 2020. This was during the 3-day workshop to validate the 2025 national digital plan, which begins September 3.

During the meeting, which brought together Congolese experts in the digital sector, the Head of State made it clear that the national biometric identification database is designed to meet security challenges. With biometrics, he said, the risks of identity theft or falsification are over. Each citizen will have only one identity that will guarantee secure and authenticated access to various public services, including social protection, civil status and electronic voting.

Tshisekedi also announced the creation of institutional frameworks for digital development at the provincial level, which he believes will contribute to the extension of the national digital plan in remote areas. To this end, the President is calling provincial governors to set up related structures.





 
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