Launch of first Mobile ID, cornerstone of strategy to digitise administrative services (PM)

The launch of Tunisia’s first Mobile ID, the mobile digital identity, is the cornerstone of the strategy for the digitisation of administrative services in Tunisia, said Premier Najla Bouden.

The Prime Minister told a press conference Wednesday in El Kasbah this new service will help shorten deadlines and ensure the transparency of electronic transactions.

“Digitisation is a priority, especially as it is a pillar in achieving the country’s economic and social development,” the PM added. The Mobile ID project fits within urgent measures and major reforms announced by the government.

The digital identity is the electronic key that will allow access to electronic portals and platforms. It is an effective way to verify identity and electronic signature and order copies of official documents without going to administrative offices, the Premier said. The aim is to lay the foundations of a digital system that guarantees the transparency and quality of services.

The government is currently working in coordination with all stakeholders to carry out several digital projects in different sectors, the PM said.

The digitisation policy in Tunisia is based on a number of objectives and measures, mainly revising legal frameworks and further strengthening the sector’s governance to keep pace with the rapid development of new technologies. This in addition to securing digital inclusion and reducing the digital gap between the different regions in the country and different social strata.

The policy is also designed to upgrade the infrastructure of broadband networks across the country. The digital transition of the Tunisian administration is sought in additition to strengthening the capacity of national systems so as to enable them to deliver quality and high value added e-services, Bouden highlighted.

Source: Tap News Agency