New management for NSO and PNG NID

Minister for National Planning and Monitoring, Richard Maru, has announced two changes to the heads of the National Statistics Office (NSO) and PNG National Identification Project.

Michael Kumung has been appointed to head the NSO vacating the role of Registrar General of the PNG Civil and Identity Registry (PNG CIR).

The Minister also announced the appointment of Noel Mobiha to head the PNG NID Project.

Minister Maru announced the appointments today in Port Moresby saying he is confident in the appointments made.

Maru says since Kumung’s appointment as Acting Registrar General in October 2017, there have been improvements to the integrity of the NID Registration process.

And he is confident Kumung can rejuvenate the NSO.

Minister Mar said Noel Mobiha has been tasked to oversee the operations of the NID Project and to build up relevant infrastructure for the efficient and effective enrolment of 8 million people by December  2021.

Minister Maru said he expects the new appointments to deliver.

Cedric Patjole