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Gov’t exploring new ID cards with security features to make transactions easier and more secure

As part of making transactions more secure and reliable for Guyanese, the Government is exploring the creation of a new identification (ID) card. This was revealed by Vice President Dr Bharrat Jagdeo on Sunday during a meeting with the Business community.

Dr Jagdeo explained that this new ID will consist of all the biometrics features of an individual, such as their fingerprints.

He explained that once these cards are introduced, they can be used to conduct transactions at several agencies.

“You use it at the banks, GRA, you use it for pension, and you use it for everything.”

However, he explained that this issuance would not go through the Guyana Election’s commission but rather on a separate basis.

This means that this card would be separate from the existing card.

Furthermore, the Vice President assured that the Government will continue to invest in the country’s security with the use of advanced technology.

The idea of this card was initially proposed in 2020 and was proposed to conduct transactions at public buildings.


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