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May 18, 2021

National Statistics Office to use E-ID

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The E-ID Card System has been to Lae bythe National Statistics Office.

A workshop on that has been told thatthe system would lead tothe collection of reliable information needed for planning and development.

Atthe workshop,the Office ofthe National Statistics proposedthe use ofthe new e-ID card system and how it will contribute tPNG’s nation building.

Project director, Roko Koloma says if successfulthe project will address some of Papua New Guinea long outstanding issues in Law and Order, Health and Education.

Successive governments have struggled with unreliable statistics for many years. The general sentiment is that having an updated data base would mean correct allocation of funding bythe national government.

“Like any ther towns and cities Lae has a serious law and order problem. The e-ID card system must just be a solution tothe problems,” Mr Koloma said.

 There’s also a separate biometric project initiated bythe Lae MP, Loujaya Toni but she shares similar sentiments whilst speaking to EMTV a month ago.

The project will cost about K231 million and will be developed bythe Chinese tech giant – Huawei Technology. Bet to collectthe accurate data will depend on how willing people are to come forward and register.


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