PM Barzani to visit Erbil Police to follow up on MyAccount initiative

The goal is to move more than a million civil servants into retail banking, the premier said on Friday.
Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani is pictured during visit to one of the ATMs installed as part of the KRG's My Initiative Account in Erbil, March 7, 2023. (Photo: KRG)
Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani is pictured during visit to one of the ATMs installed as part of the KRG's My Initiative Account in Erbil, March 7, 2023. (Photo: KRG)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday is set to visit Erbil Police to follow up on the implementation of the MyAcccount initiative, a digital payment system the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is rolling out.

Last Tuesday, Barzani, for the first time, announced that the salaries of 850 public employees will be paid electronically, as part of the My Account initiative, which aims to digitize the government’s payment system. 

The goal is to move more than a million civil servants into retail banking, the premier said on Friday.

The program also aims to establish a banking infrastructure for the cash-reliant region. 

“This will greatly facilitate the lives of all citizens, enabling them to purchase and travel abroad using bank cards without the need for cash,” he said.

The pilot project will be finalized in 2025 with the goal of integrating all public service employees into the digital payment system. 

Last week, Barzani also announced the first electronic visa system for the region.