National Identification Office

NID update

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.

NID syndicate uncovered

Acting registrar general, Michael Kumung, said this was discovered following the establishment of a task force to identify illegal NID activities.

He cautioned that this is illegal and carries a hefty penalty.

The acting registrar told Loop PNG that individuals had been discovered to be carrying out the illegal practice.

He said information collected by the state is confidential and should not be sold or given to another person.