The Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, PSOJ, is welcoming the announcement of the tabling of a new National Identification bill by the end of this fiscal year.

Speaking in the House of Representatives yesterday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says the new bill should be tabled by March 31, next year.

In a statement today, PSOJ President, Keith Duncan, says the announcement to table a new bill governing a National Identification System, NIDS, will greatly contribute to the ease of doing business in Jamaica.

He says this is a critical component for attracting investors and creating meaningful growth.

Mr. Duncan says the NIDS will also help to bring much needed efficiency in the delivery of services by both the public and private sectors.

Meanwhile, the PSOJ says it supports the new approach of consultation that Prime Minister Holness indicated has been a part of the parliamentary process.

It’s calling on a joint select committee to be included to ensure that the effort is, inclusive and bi-partisan.