Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Government fine-tuning online payment system for drivers licences

Minister of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology, Senator Kay McConney speaking at the St George North branch meeting.

Minister of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology, Senator Kay McConney speaking at the St George North branch meeting.

Though slated for a June launch, Government is still fine-tuning the renewal and online payment process of drivers licences via eZpay Plus. 

During her feature address at the St George North branch meeting held at the Valley Resource Center, Minister of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology, Senator Kay McConney gave an update on Government's progress on the digital transformation of the public sector. 

McConney assured the public that the service was coming along as planned but behind schedule as Government sought to ensure the safety and security of personal information. 

"I did say to Barbados that I would launch that at the end of last month. The system is reading, however, there are certain checks I wanted to ensure were done so that when we put it out there I have every confidence that we have done everything we could as a country to make sure we have kept the people of this country safe," McConney remarked. 

She disclosed that 47 professional licences have been added to the network and they could also be paid online via the Government's online payment mechanism. 

McConney reminded those in attendance that in the future, eZpay Plus will be a primary payment option for anything Government-related. 

"Barbados’ transformation has begun, the modernization of the public service has begun. The way in which Government transacts business with its people, that transformation has begun. We can’t do all one time but we are gradually adding with the intention that every single service you can access from government and pay for essentially will be online over the next few years," said the Minister of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology. 

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