-As It Saves A Lot Of Money; Says J. Tiah Nagbe
By: Mark B. Dumbar Jr
MONROVIA-The Executive Director of the National Identification Registry J. Tiah Nagbe has proclaimed that the significance of biometric registration in Liberia has helped to clean the government’s payroll in saving us a lot of money.
Nagbe made the statement following the regular Thursday press briefing at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism on December 15, 2022; that the National Identification Registry has resumed full operations.
According to him, the National Identification Registry has experienced a temporary interruption in some aspects of operations a few weeks ago as a result of the unforeseen situation.
He mentioned that the situation has been addressed and all parts of the National Identification System are now fully operational.
In addition, he thanks the Minister of Finance and Development Planning Samuel D. Tweah,Jr., for working along with the Board of the National Identification Registry to resolve this situation.
He also appreciated the acting Chairman of the Cabinet and Minister of Justice Frank Musa Dean and the chairman of the National Identification Registry Board of Registrars, the Internal Affairs Minister Varney A Sirleaf for the quiet support during the process.
He mentioned that the National Identification Registry is a new institution within our Government of Liberia that was established to make sure that all citizens in the country have a National Identification Card.
“We have to advocate for a better understanding of our role and appropriate support to succeed, he noted”.
He furthered that Liberians are grateful for the keen attention that President George M, Weah has paid to the National Identification Registry during his recent visit to Morocco.
He noted, “President Weah highlighted the significance of biometric registration and how it has helped to clean the government’s payroll and save a lot of money for our country”.
He mentioned that the National Identification Registry has some key developments that they are working on which include the renewal of expired national ID cards, the introduction of a new digital ID and the printing process of national ID cards being done in Liberia.
According to him, the unique identification card is quite important for running modern governments and companies.
He furthered that Liberia has taken a long time to join the globally unique identification community.
“I believe that we have arrived on this stage now, and we are here to stay, he noted”.
According to him, the National Biometric identification System is on an irreversible course.