$1.5m on the cards today
Government is planning to spend $1.5 million towards implementing a multi-purpose identification card for the first time in Barbados.
The money is likely to be approved when Parliament opens today after its annual Christmas break, and the ID card will be the subject of a resolution to grant $1 421 609 from the Consolidated Fund and place it at Government’s disposal in order to supplement the Estimates 2011-12.
The grant, which will specifically address the Electoral and Boundaries Commission subprogrammes, will cover the costs of supplies, reimbursable expenses and consultant’s fees for the implementation of Phase 1 of the multi-purpose identification card project.
Some $727 529 will be allotted to supplies and materials, $67 320 to operating expenses, and $626 760 to professional services.
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