PNG Civil & Identity Registry

Civil & Identity Registry continues

Despite registrations stopping due to social distancing rules, staff have continued to process applications that have gone in before the SOE.

Registrar General, Noel Mobiha, said the PNG Civil & Identity Registry continued operations throughout the SOE and continue to do so. 

“We ran in the back office, because we got 440, 000 registrations to upload into the system. We’ve been operating nationwide but quietly in the office, with social distancing being paramount,” said Mobiha.

GG calls on PNGeans to register

Grand Chief Sir Bob Bofeng Dadae said the PNG NID project, currently underway for all public servants to register, will enable the National Government to determine the exact population of the country and plan infrastructure development accordingly.

“There are benefits to registering in that it enables citizens to access government services and most importantly, to have a national identity as a Papua New Guinean citizen,” stated the GG.

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.