House approves digital ID proclamation by majority vote
Addis Ababa, March 30, 2023 (FBC) – The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) has approved the proposal regarding the Ethiopian Digital Identity Proclamation by a majority vote, with one abstention.
On the presented proclamation resolution, the council said that it is important to establish a comprehensive, consistent and reliable system for the registration of the citizens of the country and to have a legal basis for the use of the digital ID system by keeping the information of the registrants.
It is also stated that the Proclamation will create favorable conditions for establishing a system of transparency and accountability in the services provided using the ID and for a streamlined service delivery system.
The Council mentioned that the decree was designed to provide service for a longer period of time.