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.

PNG challenged to work together to achieve SDGs

The SDGs build on the Millennium Development Goals that lapsed in 2015.

The 17 goals with 169 targets cover a broad range of sustainable development issues.

These include ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, making cities more sustainable, combating climate change, and protecting oceans and forests.