Liberia’s low biometric national ID card renewal rate bemoaned by authorities

Published: 21/Août/2023
Source: Biometric Update

By Ayang Macdonald

The director of Liberia’s National Identification Registry (NIR), Andrew Peters, has expressed concerns over the reluctance by many Liberians and expatriates to renew their national ID cards, despite an executive order compelling them to do so.

Speaking during a recent press conference, the official said that the lack of interest goes against provisions of the National Identification Act, The New Dawn reports.

Peters said only about 600,000 Liberians and expats have renewed their ID cards in five years, which represents just about 11.5 percent of the country’s population. The ID cards are issued to Liberians six years old and above.

The renewal entails capturing the biometric data of those concerned for the issuance of highly secured biometric national ID cards with a unique number which will be used as a social security number.

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Themes: Cartes d’identité et passeports
Regions: Libéria
Year: 2023