Source: The Citizen (Dar es Salaam)
By John Namkwahe
Dar es Salaam. President John Magufuli has instructed the National Identifications Authority (Nida) to speed up the issuance of national IDs to Tanzanians.
The President’s order comes after the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) through telecommunication companies announced that all mobile phone subscribers ought to verify and register their SIM Cards biometrically by December, 2019.
The National ID is the sole document which is required in the biometric registration of SIM card which kicks off on May 1.
“Those who have the IDs should get registered as scheduled,” says President Magufuli at public rally in Mbeya on Friday, April 26, 2019.
According to the President Nida has so far issued about 14 million IDs in country with a population of over 55 million people.