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First NIDS education campaign stop set for Emancipation Park

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 4:25 PM

The Government is to host a series of town hall meetings as part of its national public education campaign on the National Identification System (NIDS).

The first is scheduled for Emancipation Park in New Kingston next week Thursday at 6 o’clock in the evening.

Director of Communications and Public Affairs in the Office of the Prime Minister, Robert Morgan, says the NIDS team and other stakeholders will be available to answer all queries from the public about the system.

The NIDS, which is scheduled for implementation in 2019, will provide a structure to enable the capture and storage of identity information for all Jamaicans.

Under the system, each citizen will be provided with a randomised nine-digit National Identification Number, which they will have for life.