Fyah Konkarah hits out at NIDS

Saturday, December 30, 2017

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FYAH Konkarah is having a problem with the way the new National Identification System (NIDS) Bill was “hurriedly” passed in parliament recently. To that end, he has penned a single titled Nah Register.

We don't want the NIDS in Jamaica, but instead of doing a referendum before dem pass it in the House, dem sneak it into law and that is not right. Something is suspect about it because why other First World countries reject it and we tek it up. We ah protest, we nah register,” he said.

Officially released on Christmas Day on the Farie Pimpin Records, the song is receiving listenership in the streets and on social media and generating debate around the controversial ID system.

The National Identification System (NIDS) is intended to provide a comprehensive and secure structure to enable the capture and storage of identity information for all Jamaicans. Each citizen will be provided with a randomised nine-digit National Identification Number (NIN), which the individual will have for life. The House of Representatives passed the bill to establish the system in November, but not before several late-night sessions in the House and a walkout by the the parliamentary Opposition.

“Why dem want to fine people $100,000? Is like dem a force on a mark of the beast thing on Jamaicans, and many people agree with me that's why the song ah tek off,” the artiste, whose real name is Remmon Navauda Cammock, said.

He recently performed at events like “Shub Out and Floss” alongside Masicka on December 25th and 'Baby Sting' on St John's Road, Spanish Town on Boxing Day.

“We nah stop bun it out, the government needs to listen to its people, why spend US$68 million on an ID system we don't need when we have to fix roads and repair other infrastructure?” he asked earnestly.

Roll-out of NIDS is slated to begin with a pilot project in January 2019, focusing on civil servants.

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