NIDS Bill requires input of the public-K.D. Knight

by November 10th, 2017

Opposition Senator, K.D Knight, is insisting that the National Identification System Bill, NIDS requires the input of the public before it is passed.

The National Identification and Registration Act, 2017, which seeks to establish a reliable identification system for Jamaicans is expected to be passed at today’s sitting of the Senate.

Speaking in Senate K.D Knight said the large number of amendments made to the bill is an indication that it is being rushed and has not been well thought through.

100 hundred amendments were made in the lower house and a twenty-three page list of amendments was presented in Senate this morning.

Mr Knight says a Joint Select Committee should be developed so that the public can contribute to the formulation of the legislation.