National Identity (NID) card system

Pilot NID rollout in districts

National Planning and Monitoring Minister, Richard Maru, is now calling on one district from each of the four regions that is interested in participating in the rollout to step out.

Maru has put forward his district of Yangoru-Saussia as the pilot site for Momase Region.

Minister Maru said the pilot projects aim to trial techniques and technologies that can be used around the country.

Harry: NID card system vital for development planning

Secretary for National Planning Hakaua Harry says the public must understand that the system in place is a very important database that they’re trying to establish.

Harry said the NID card is not just an identification card, however this system provides basic population counts for the purposes of policy, planning and monitoring.

The NID card system also provides privacy and identity protection of individual citizens in the country.

“The system tells us exactly what kind of population we have and it will contribute to decision making on how we can plan forward.