AMCHAM’s Nirad Tewarie wants digital identity system

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    American Chamber of Commerce of T&T (AMCHAM T&T) CEO Nirad Tewarie is calling on Government to prioritize implementation of a physical and digital legal identity system.

    He made the call during a pre-budget panel discussion hosted by the T&T Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA), earlier this week.

    Mr Tewarie says a unique national ID number, open data and e-payments in the public sector should be priorities in the coming fiscal year.

    He then shifted focus to the business sector saying that out of the 171 laws passed in the last 10 years, only 43% have impacted the industry.

    The AMCHAM CEO says given the number and necessity of reforms required to improve the ease of doing business, that is simply not enough.