After a month of negotiations, Rwanda’s Immigration and Emigration Directorate has reached an agreement with the police on what information to include in the country’s forthcoming national smart cards, according to The New Times.
Pascal Nyamurinda, coordinator of the National ID (NID) Project, announced that the two institutions have agreed to incorporate both the data of an individual’s driver’s license as well as travel document information on the new smart cards.
NID has contracted a UK-based company to begin the project later this week, with the first card expected to arrive in six months.
Only citizens who already possess electronic ID cards are eligible to receive the new smart cards, which will eventually support services like RAMA, banking and social security, according to Nyamurinda.
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