De La Rue Identity Systems, a provider of secure e-government identity solutions, announced that it will design and roll-out East Africa’s first national eID project for the Government of Rwanda, as part of the ongoing Rwandan National ID project.
The plans for systems integration, to combine data from the current ID card, passport and driver licence, are already underway. The first eID documents are expected to be distributed in around six months, following completion of the pilot phase.
Rwanda’s existing national ID card, also produced by De La Rue, is held by all citizens over the age of 16. It is envisaged the new eID card will replace this and contain additional e-government information, such as health and social security details.