X Infotech, IMS rolls out biometric ID card project in Ghana

X Infotech and Identity Management Systems (IMS) Limited have rolled out an electronic identity documents and smartcards solutions project in Ghana.

IMS acted as the prime contractor in a public private partnership with the Ghana National Identification Authority (NIA), in cooperation with X Infotech.

X Infotech implemented its personalization solutions for issuance of new eID cards (Ghanacard), which has five applications including ICAO, MOC, digital signature, authentication and payments.

The new capabilities will cover instant, deferred and centralized issued cards, and are powered by X Infotech’s personalization solutions, including Production Management, Stock Management and Card Lifecycle Management.

“16 million cards during the next 12 months – we are proud to be part of such an ambitious project as the eID card in Ghana,” said Sergey Yeliseyev, business development director at X Infotech. “Our software solutions are part of a fully integrated platform that will aim to improve transparency and economic growth in the country.”

The President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo became the first recipient of the new national ID card to signal the roll out of an enormous nation-wide registration process to capture the relevant alphanumeric and biometric data of Ghanaian citizens.

“The new multi-functional eID card will provide utmost security and facilities to citizens, faster than ever before. Even their bank accounts will be linked with the new identity document or, for example, when travelling across ECOWAS countries, people will no longer need to bring their passports,” said Moses Baiden, CEO at Margins Group. “In this endeavor, X Infotech is our strategic partner in implementation of personalization solutions. By joining our forces with our X Infotech, we have developed together a unique identity platform that are transforming lives of Ghanaians.”

Previously reported, X Infotech expanded its presence in Latin America, North and West Africa by engaging new regional representatives.

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