Chams, Anam­bra part­ner on iden­tity man­age­ment

Daily Trust - - ITWORLD - By Mau­reen Onochie

The Anam­bra state govern­ment is part­ner­ing Chams Plc, an iden­tity man­age­ment and pay­ments trans­ac­tion com­pany to man­age its res­i­dents’ iden­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­gramme.

A state­ment is­sued by the com­pany said the project will in­clude de­ploy­ment of in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tions tech­nol­ogy in the man­age­ment of of health, wel­fare and trans­porta­tion in the state.

“The project be­ing ex­e­cuted by Chams Plc will en­able the govern­ment of Anam­bra state to pro­vide bet­ter pub­lic ser­vices at less cost to res­i­dents across ru­ral and ur­ban ar­eas of the state,” it said.

Com­ment­ing on the project, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Chams Mr. De­mola Aladekomo, said: “The util­i­sa­tion of in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nol­ogy to im­prove ser­vice de­liv­ery in the pub­lic sec­tor in Nigeria will make gov­er­nance in­clu­sive – bring­ing it closer to the people. It im­plies im­proved ac­cess to pub­lic ser­vice and dras­tic re­duc­tion in the high in­ci­dence of fraud and wastage of­ten as­so­ci­ated with pub­lic sec­tor wel­fare pro­grammes.”

He said glob­ally, gov­ern­ments are in­vest­ing in meet­ing the iden­tity man­age­ment needs at city, state and re­gional lev­els, “be­cause it pro­vides ex­cep­tional op­por­tu­nity to cut cap­i­tal and re­cur­rent ad­min­is­tra­tive costs while also pro­tect­ing cit­i­zens such as pen­sion­ers by mak­ing it dif­fi­cult for dis­hon­est per­sons to steal their ben­e­fits.”

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