Minister for National Planning and Monitoring, Richard Maru, says he has heard that citizens have been charged to be issued their NID cards; this practice has to stop.
Maru bluntly informed the acting registrar of the PNG Civil and Identity Registry, Tumbo Kumung, to weed out the practice of charging fees.
“At the moment I’m hearing that staff are charging people all kinds of fees. The ID cards are free.
“So Mr Kumung, one of the things you’ve got to make sure doesn’t happen anymore is people being charged for getting cards.