South-West St Ann Member of Parliament and Attorney at Law, Zavia Mayne yesterday questioned the need for the Opposition People’s National Party to have brought the government to court over the National Identification and Registration Act, NIRA which gives rise to the National Identification System, NIDS.

Speaking at a Jamaica Labour Party, JLP conference in Clarendon, Mr Mayne says the NIDS will seek to eliminate crime.

The attorney insists the system will only be a burden to criminals.

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Zavia Mayne says the move by the opposition to contest the act is a way by which the PNP is seeking to remain relevant.

The Opposition recently took the government to court for sections of the NIRA it deemed unconstitutional.

A three-member panel of Judges is to hand down a ruling on the matter within six months.