"An essential public policy decision occurred when Parliament passed into law, Act 707 which was given assent by the then President on 18 April 2006. This brought into being the National Identification Authority.
According to the law, "The object of the authority is to create, maintain, provide and promote the use of national identity cards in order to advance economic, political and social activities in the country."The PPP believes that the mandatory use of the resultant national identification number by all citizens from birth until death will help greatly to bring about greater discipline into all aspects of our national lives. All areas - banking, broadening the national revenue base, criminal justice, voters registration, etc. will benefit from the implementation of the national identification system. It is our understanding that a lot of work was done and progress made In this direction by the National Identification Authority. Therefore, we are asking the incoming Administration to provide adequate financial, human and technical equipment support so that this work can be completed by the end of 2017."