April 21, 2020
I congratulate the government on taking the step of moving payment of NIB benefits to digital wallets. This is a step in the right direction to diminishing, if not terminating, long lines at NIB, social services, food stores, and other service places.
Unfortunately, as I write, the morning after the PM’s speech, I see, on social media, long lines on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway. It is said that the line represents people waiting for vouchers at the “union building”.
In 2015/2016, I worked closely with Bahamian experts in the Department of Information Technology (DIT) and the IT department of NIB when the private and public sector partnership (PPP) was working to launch incorporation of companies entirely online, and other online services, at the Registrar General’s Department (RGD).
We also worked closely with the IT departments at NIB and Bank of The Bahamas (BOB).
From this experience, I know that the government of The Bahamas (GOB) and NIB digital platform is set up to transfer and receive funds.
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