By Tawonga Sesani
BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-The National registration Bureau (NRB) will continue mass outreach program for national Identity Card registration, renewal and replacement.
In a statement signed by Moses Chiwoni Chief Director in the Ministry of Homeland Security says that citizens whose ID’s where lost, damaged, expired or those who have reached 16 years of age will be able to either replace there cards or register for a new one.
The statement further informs the general public that the exercise on Wednesday, May 26 2021 will start in four districts of Blantyre, Zomba, Mzimba and Lilongwe.
“Thereafter from June 1st, 2021 the exercise will be rolled out to all wards across the country. During the exercise NRB will place teams of registration officers at centres in every ward, Citizens who are replacing their ID’s will be required to pay a fee of MK2500 to a treasury cashier at the particular centre. In case of lost ID’s citizens will be required to bring a police statement as part of proof,” reads the statement.
NRB Spokesperson Norman Fulatira claps for the move saying it will reduce congestion in district registration offices.
“We want to assist people in rural and hard to reach areas to renew their cards,” he said.
The will need about MK5 billion for the exercise this year.
Registration and identification of the Malawian citizens followed the National Registration and Identification System Project which supported NRB to have a functional and sustainable registration and identification system that would support improvements in service delivery, governance, economic among others.
The new National ID expires in the next ten years.