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More than two million people got an ID for the first time in the last two years

The Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Francisco Queiroz, revealed that between 2019 and August of this year, more than two million people obtained their Identity Card (ID) for the first time. The minister added that in that period, more than three million citizens favored birth registration, also for the first time.

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The data are for the period between November 2019 and August 31 of this year and report that a total of two million, 139 thousand and 182 people obtained the ID for the first time, while a total of three million, 160 thousand and 384 people benefited for the first time from birth registration.

The holder of the Justice and Human Rights portfolio clarified that the justice area has been making progress regarding the identification system that allows the introduction of the Citizen Unique Number (NUC), assumed as the birth registration.

"We intend with the NUC to evolve to the numbers of the Identity Card, fiscal identification and later of the social security", said the minister, cited by Angop.

Speaking in the ambit of the International Day of Identity, which is celebrated this Thursday, September 16, the minister took the opportunity to recall that, under the Simplifica program, the Government will no longer ask for the presentation of the birth certificate in order to obtain the ID card.

He also said that Angola currently has BI issuing stations in six countries, but is working to expand this network in order to reach all Angolans abroad.

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