Biometrics Part of Plan for Central African Development

Central African states to create organ to handle Regional Economic Program (Xinhua)

The leaders therefore asked the CEMAC commission to accelerate the process of establishing emergency funds which will guarantee sustainable funding of REP.

In order to promote real integration within the CEMAC zone, the conference of heads of state decided to implement the principle of free movement of persons through the issuance of biometric passports for members of the six countries in the sub-region.

Regarding the establishment of the regional airline, Air CEMAC, the conference of heads of state encouraged speedy conclusion of negotiations with Air France which will be a technical partner for the project.

The ability to travel underpinned by rigorous ID management are two very important factors in economic development.

Economic Community of Central African States (CEMAC)

Summit of Central Africa leaders mulls biometric passports

Transitioning to biometric passports is on the agenda of the Economic Community of Central African States (CEMAC) meetings being held this month in Brazzaville.

UPDATE: Link to Afrique Jet was missing before.

Summit of Central Africa leaders (Afrique Jet)

CEMAC

Also on the agenda is CEMAC biometric passport for all member countries.

‘The secure biometric passport will be progressively established and will coexist with the former passports so that there is no break,’ Mr Ntsimi added.

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