The National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) has announced that it will integrate disability details into national identity cards for registered citizens with disabilities.
This is in line with the government’s aspiration to have the Maisha Namba as the point of contact for accessing services.
The NCPWD’s registration database will be integrated into the National Master Population Database, and registered citizens with disabilities will have their disability details embedded into their national identity. This will be done on a verification and need basis.
To ensure that no one is left behind, the NCPWD is urging all persons with disabilities to migrate to the new registration system. This can be done by visiting your county disability office.
The NCPWD is a member of the National Digital Identity Technical Committee chaired by Amb. Prof. Julius Bitok – Principal Secretary, State Department for Immigration & Citizen Services under the Ministry of Interior and National Coordination.
The committee is tasked with ensuring the delivery of various key items in line with the digitization directives issued by His Excellency the President.
These include the development of a unique personal identification number (Maisha Namba), a new third-generation National ID (Maisha Card), Digital Identity, and the National Master Population Database.