Guyana considering biometric card

20/02/20

Guyana president President David Granger has said the South American country is mulling a single national identification card which can be used for all government transactions.

Granger told local media that the proposed card will include biometric and security features, reported Stabroek News.

“The establishment of the Department of Citizenship was intended to protect the rights of citizenship. Our citizenship policy is to ensure that every Guyanese citizen will be accounted for from birth to death, as far as technologically possible,” he said.

He said proof of nationality including a national identification card and passport allows for citizens to access education and to receive social assistance and public pensions.

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