by Eric Haurupma – EM TV News, Port Moresby
The Central Province has just opened its new Civil and Identity Registry office today.
This office will provide National Identification Data Registration services to the people of Central Province.
At the opening of the National Identification office today in Port Moresby, National Planning and Monitoring Minister, Charles Abel, said this NID office will provide an avenue for people to access vital government services.
He said through the national identification system available, the people of Central Province will be able to keep a database management system, which will access government services like education, health services, banks and ticketing services.
Abel said this is part of the NID roll-out project in the country and with this office the people of Central Province will register under the new NID system.
He said about ten people have already been registered under this system, and have received their NID cards and certificates today. However, others who have submitted their applications have their data included in the system.
According to the application received, Rigo district has 290 names in the data manifest, Kairiku with 599 and Goilala district with 99 thus giving a total of 988 registered names.
Following the event, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Central Governor, Kila Haoda, and the National Planning and Monitoring Department.
This project is part of the Government ongoing support through the Planning and Monitoring Department under Minister Abel, the Civil registry and Identity Office and the Central government.