Brussels - 20 March 2014 - Zetes announces that it has won a contract to supply Uganda with 4,250 biometric kits for citizen identification. The project is being delivered in conjunction with MFI, Zetes’ main local contractor and partner. The biometric kits will be used for voter registration in the run up to the presidential elections, which are due to take place in 2016.
For this project, Zetes is delivering its new generation of biometric kits, which allow a very high level of user autonomy. The PC battery is capable of supporting long hours of operation for the PC itself, plus peripherals (e.g. camera, fingerprint scanner, digital signature pad and flatbed scanner). The compact and reinforced housing is perfectly adapted for transportation over long distances and under difficult conditions. User ergonomics of the biometric kits have also been improved.
In addition to registration of voters, biometric enrolment will allow the Ugandan authorities to step up efforts to better protect the identity of citizens.
The first kits have already been delivered and the enrolment process is scheduled to launch on the 15th of April 2014.
Zetes’ previous generation of biometric kits have been deployed successfully in electoral or identification projects for the Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Cape Verde, Burundi, Gabon and Chad.
Uganda is the first English-speaking country in the Central African region to entrust Zetes with a People ID project. The "Build and Transfer" contract will contribute to the financial results of the Zetes Group for 2014.
- END -