NID update

The PNG Civil and Identity Registry and National Identification Office has so far registered 423,547 people and births.

Of this number, 200,380 NID cards have been printed and issued.

These figures were revealed yesterday during a presentation to Members of Parliament by Acting Registrar, Michael Kumung, at Parliament.

It was also an opportunity for MP’s to register for their NID Cards.

According to the figures, 88,618 births (below 18) have been registered, 277,212 births (over 18) and NIDs registered and another pending of 57,717.

The figures also revealed that all provinces have begun except the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Jiwaka and West Sepik Province.

Kumung and Minister for National Planning, Richard Maru, have set a high objective of reaching 1.5 million registrations by the end of the year.

MPs have been called on to work with the NID Office to carry out registrations for their districts and provinces.

Cedric Patjole