Workshop on the regional Multipurpose Identification System

Leader of the NDC Tillman Thomas

St George’s Grenada, January 28th 2013: Prime Minister Tillman Thomas delivered the feature address at today’s launch of Multipurpose Identification System (MPID) regional one week workshop taking place at the Flamboyant Hotel.

More than sixty regional delegates and stakeholders are in Grenada for the launch of the MPID – a sub-component of the OECS Electronic Government for Regional Integration Project, (EGRIP).

The objective of this subcomponent is to review the current status of key Government registries and support the creation of a harmonized Multi-Purpose Identification System throughout all e-government platforms. It is also geared at integrating other key information systems at the national and regional level such as the Civil and Business Registries, Immigration Systems, and Election Systems.

The Multipurpose Identification System is being financed by loans taken by the Governments of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and Grenadines. Each country received soft loan financing in an amount equivalent to US$2.4m, from the World Bank, for implementation of the OECS Electronic Government for Regional Integration Project (EGRIP).

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