Group brings NID to village doorstep


Egala Auna villagers in Abau, Central, have taken it upon themselves to make the national identification (NID) exercise in their village a success.
Spokesman Lohia Lama, who is also treasurer of Egala Auna incorporated land group (ILG), said everyone in the village now had NID cards and birth certificates.
These were presented yto more than 600 villagers on Friday.
“We arranged with the deputy provincial administrator for Central, Edward Kila, to have a mobile NID team come to our village last September,” Lama said.
“The team came and stayed in our village for three days.
“We took care of them at our own expense.
“It took around six months for our documents to get processed.”
Lama said the Egala Auna community wanted to set an example for other villages in Central.
“Out of 288 wards in Central, we are the first ones to do this,” he said.
“We want this to be an eye-opener for others.
“We cannot sit around and wait for government.”
Lama said that their other achievement was getting a certificate from the Investment Promotion Authority (IPA) for their ILG.
He said their next move would be to lodge an application for their incorporated land group certificate from Department of Lands.