Nearly 175,000 civil servants registered to MyAccount: KRG media dept
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Approximately 175,000 civil servants in the Kurdistan Region have been registered in the My Account Initiative, a financial inclusion program aimed at digitizing the public payment system, according to a statement released by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Media and Information on Tuesday.
“The process of registering will continue," the statement added.
On Oct. 11, Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani announced that 65,000 civil servants have been registered for the program.
“This will greatly facilitate the lives of all citizens, enabling them to purchase and travel abroad using bank cards without the need for cash,” the Prime Minister said at the time.
The pilot project will be finalized in 2025 with the goal of integrating all civil servants into the digital payment system.
The government’s Department of Information Technology (DIT) designed, tested, piloted, and implemented a secure application for onboarding KRG employees into the program in line with the Central Bank of Iraq’s Know-Your-Customer (KYC) needs, according to a press release previously shared with Kurdistan 24.
It is believed that there are four banks offering services for the program: Ashur, BBAC, Cihan, and RT.