The PNG Civil Identity Registry organized a stakeholder’s workshop for all government and business organizations in an effort to educate them about the universal national identity card registration process.
The workshop, led by Michael Kumung, Acting Registrar-General of the PNG Civil and Identity Registry, discussed the major challenges and solutions to the registration process, and answered queries from the participants.
An active issue with the registration process is the delay in processing and collection of the cards.
The registrar general has now assured that the registration turnaround time will now be three days, and all existing backlog has now been considerably reduced.
The current form used is said to be changed and customized further to the province a person is from, making it simpler for the applicant to fill the form.
“We have received several feedback and statements from people that the form is complicated and we are now working on a new form which will be suitable to everyone since this information is not only for NID but for other processes as well. We want to make it as simple as possible,” said Kumung.
The prolonged NID initiative will begin on the 11th of February and the government is confident of their target of registering 1.5 million citizens by the end of the year.