Tobacco Control Commission attended the African Public Service day with several other Parastatal Organisations from 23 to 26 June 2013. TCC had a stand demonstrating the new Biometric Registration System dubbed 'BioReg' that the commission is migrating to from the old FoxPro based registration systems it used the past decade.
Together with the CEO, Dr. Bruce Munthali and TCC staff gave a walkthrough to the old FoxPro based and the newly commissioned Biometrics Registration Systems. TCC is currently migrating all tobacco growers in Malawi from the old FoxPro systems to the new Biometric System which promises enhanced grower security, efficiency and compatibility with all major players and stakeholders in the Tobacco industry.
Whilst growers only register with a name and registration number on the FoxPro based registration system registration on the the Biometric System requires capture of the biometric features such as face and fingerprints. The capturing of these biometric features ensures that a grower can not register more than once kerbing fraud in the process.
Paul has over 5 years experience working in the IT sector where he has been involved in systems development, strategic IT planning, implementation, tactical operations, system administration and facilitating processes in the implementation and management of IT projects.
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