GECOM gets $75 million to produce ‘better quality’ ID cards

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Government Parliamentarians Thursday afternoon voted to approve $182.3 million for the Guyana Elections Commission to cover purchasing and other activities related to the holding of general elections and house to house registration.

The funding includes $75 million for the upgrade of the Multiple Identity Document Issuing System. This will go towards the production of better-quality ID cards; the upgrade will reduce machines downtime.

Other costs covered include the purchase of three Toyota 4×4 pickup at a cost of $13.3 million each; these will be used to traverse the interior location in conducting elections. Four All-Terrain Vehicles are also being bought for the same purpose at a cost of $4 million each.

In addition, two boats and engines are being purchased at a cost of $4 million each.

The other sums will be used for the purchase of office desks, office chairs, a power surge, Filing Cabinets and tents.

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