A new secured identification system has gone operational in Cameroon. The Secretary General at the Presidency of the Republic, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh launched the system and inaugurated its centre on August the 9th 2016 in Yaounde.
Minister Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh observed that the new system was developed to counter the falsification of documents and will help the General Delegation for National Security to produce crime statistics and trace records of suspects.
Cameroon state radio and television reported that the machines are set up to produce up to about 600 identity cards per hour. According to GEMALTO, the company running the new ID scheme, the cards are polycarbonates and include the use of advanced technology and software; a system they say is currently being solicited by many countries around the world.
Information filtered out that after the Yaounde centre for production situated at the Police Medical Centre, an annex centre will be created in Garoua and then 50 mobile posts will be established all over the country before the end of 2016. The CPDM regime recently announced that the old National Identity Cards will remain in use till they expire.