GG calls on PNGeans to register

The Governor General has called on all Papua New Guineans to register with the PNG Civil & Identity Registry as a means to assist the National Government with planning and identifying the population of the country.

Grand Chief Sir Bob Bofeng Dadae said the PNG NID project, currently underway for all public servants to register, will enable the National Government to determine the exact population of the country and plan infrastructure development accordingly.

“There are benefits to registering in that it enables citizens to access government services and most importantly, to have a national identity as a Papua New Guinean citizen,” stated the GG.

“From the data collected, the National Government will be able to assess the population of a particular area, be it urban or rural, and plan infrastructure accordingly, which in turn will ease service delivery and migration from rural to urban areas.”

Sir Bob, Lady Hannah Dadae and staff of the Governor General’s Office took time off last Friday to register with PNG Civil & Identity Registry’s NID Project at the Government House.

The exercise was witnessed by acting Registrar General Michael Kumung and NID Project Coordinator Sylvester Yakai.

Press release