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UN: Iris scans for food
The National Bank of Ethiopia has announced a joint initiative with the National ID Program to leverage the country’s digital ID system Fayda. Through the initiative, Fayda will be the primary identification for all financial institution transactions, according to Biometric Update. The ambitious plan aims to enroll all bank customers on the digital ID platform by 2024, as part of the government’s push for greater financial inclusion.
Fayda, which means “value” in both Swahili and Arabic, may be a game changer. The implementation of Fayda as a digital ID is expected to streamline identity verification for bank users, ensuring a more efficient system that guarantees data privacy and security.
The Fayda program is supported by the World Bank and will be implemented using a Modular Open-Source Identity Platform (MOSIP), an open-source software that serves as a common framework for building national ID systems. Originating in India at the International Institute of Information Technology-Bangalore, MOSIP has gained international recognition and support from organizations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Omidyar Network, and Tata Trusts….
A different article’s author has covered this story globally:
And here is what he had to say about Ethiopia, where most people are “unbanked” and the UN food program provides many with rations. The country cannot afford food but apparently they can afford iris scans. The UN is requiring the scans to supply the food. No wonder Ethiopia is where the globalists are piloting the program.
Ethiopia, a nation currently struggling with deep food shortages and famine, has announced that they will make it obligatory to have a national digital ID in order to use banking services in the country.
Over a week ago the United Nations’ World Food Programme said that they were appalled at the levels of theft going in Ethiopia, in regards to how many people were stealing the provided rations, and have demanded that biometric checkpoints be instigated to alleviate the problem before they start making any real resupplies there….
Biometric Update also noted, ‘Ethiopia is implementing a World Bank-supported MOSIP-based digital ID project which intends to have all eligible citizens enrolled by 2025. The country also recently contracted IrisGuard to support benefits payments to citizens with iris biometrics.