NID opens office in Manus

The National ID office was officially open last Friday in Lorengau by Manus Governor Charlie Benjamin.

The governor thanked the Minister for National Planning Charles Abel for extending the service to the people of Manus as it is important for this small maritime province to have the necessary information for planning and budget allocation purposes.

Registrar General Dixion Kirag confirmed the Manus system was now operational and the connectivity to the main data centre in Port Moresby is now possible from Lorengau office.

The general public can now excess the service in Lorengau to get personal ID, marriage certificate and other legal documents

Deputy Administrator Oka Nungu was also officially appointed as Provincial Registrar for Manus Province will all the powers given to sign NID documents except the power of delegation which is vested on the Registrar

Manus Provincial Administrator Andrew Posong said all provincial public servants will be registering starting this week with national department employees to follow and the general public next month.

Manus has a population of over 63,000 people with 850 being asylum seeker and refugees held in two camps in Lombrum and Lorengau.

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