The Ministry of Peace of Ethiopia on Friday inked a deal with International Institute for Information Technology of India to introduce modern digital national identification card (ID).
The two sides have signed a memorandum of understanding, which allows Ethiopia to introduce digital IDs for 30,000 people at pilot level initially.
Speaking at the launching of the national digital ID project, Muferiat Kamial, Minister of Peace of Ethiopia, stated that Ethiopia will be the third African country to embark on national digital ID project.
The Minister indicated that the project is expected to be realized in the coming eight months time. She also stated that the digital ID will modernize business activities in the country and related services.