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Grenada to host regional workshop on multipurpose identification system
Published on January 26, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Over 60 regional delegates and stakeholders are expected in Grenada for the launch of the multipurpose identification system (MPID).

The MPID is a subcomponent of the OECS electronic government for regional integration project (EGRIP).

The MPID will be officially launched on Monday, followed by a one week stakeholder workshop.

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 levels.

The multipurpose identification system is being financed by loans taken by the governments of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and Grenadines. Each country received soft loan financing in an amount equivalent to US$2.4 million from the World Bank for implementation of the OECS EGRIP.

Prime Minister Tillman Thomas is expected to deliver the feature address at Monday's launch.
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