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He called for more productivity in fast tracking the issuing of cards to prevent long queues every day.


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VIDEO: No NID, no pay

Minister for National Planning and Monitoring, Richard Maru, issued the ultimatum when announcing the clean-up exercise of the PNG Civil and Identity Registry.

He said the measure will ensure ghost names are removed from the Government payroll.


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NID high on the agenda for Maru

Minister Maru highlighted the slow progressing NID project that has to date seen more than K250 million spent.

He says there needs to be a review into this project, as it is a key agenda to ensure the smooth running of sectors such as national planning which in turn impact development and economic growth.

Maru adds that other sectors which also will come under review will be Fisheries, and Agricultural in particular work of organisations such as the Cocoa board.

The Minister is adamant to ensure a thorough and transparent running of the office of planning.

Barrick to support community initiative in NID

BNL’s Corporate and Social Responsibility (C&SR) Manager, Timothy Andambo highlighted this to stakeholders during a meeting in October in Porgera with officials from the Papua New Guinea Civil and Registry office.

The country’s Civil Registrar, Dickson Kiragi, visited Porgera in October to officiate at a NID program launch for the Tuanda clan- one of the seven major clans in the Special Mining Lease (SML) area.

This took place on October 7 at the Apalaka village witnessed by community leaders, including senior managers of BNL.

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120,000 registered with NID cards

National Identity Project a failure

“I want to express my disappointment with the NID system; the National Government have put in a lot of money,’’ Mr Parkop said.

“I don’t understand why it did not start immediately after the close of the 2012 election and we would be coming to a conclusion now as we come to the next election.  

“I do not know (what) the cause of the failure is. Perhaps the problem is we try to set up another agency when we have the Electoral Commission already here.


Public servants must have NID cards to get entitlements: Abel

This is the move undertaken by the government to reduce ‘ghost names’ in the payment system.

In his speech on Tuesday during the Budget lock-up session at the National Parliament, National Planning Minister Charles Abel said with the 2016 National Budget allocation, every employee in government departments must be registered and have a national ID as a requirement.

He said this will qualify government employees to be on payroll and prevent ghost names from appearing on the payroll.