9M enrolled in Malawi identity program

Nine million Malawians have been successfully registered in the country’s nationwide identity program using biometric registration kits from Laxton Group.

Laxton was awarded the contract by the United Nations Development Program in February 2017. The biometric registration kits were used by National Registration Bureau officers to register new applicants and amend existing records for the nationwide registration campaign.

Laxton’s solution included the delivery of 2,000 registration kits, a central biometric record management system, in-country project management, and training of National Registration Bureau officers. The kits were housed in rugged, portable cases and included a fingerprint scanner, electronic signature pad, camera and Photo ID assembly, document scanner, thermal printer, and laptop. The solution included a customized software interface to consolidate new data to the existing National Registration and Identification System database, and allow for continuous registration.

“We are extremely proud of this achievement,” commented Laxton’s CEO, Lyle Laxton. “It demonstrates our ability to present cost effective, high technology, election, identity and selfservice solutions to governments and corporations, and highlights our expertise in Africa.”

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