K250mil spent for NID


ABOUT K250 million has been spent to register 750,000 people between 2014 and 2018, it has been revealed.
National Identification registrar general Noel Mobiha said 165,000, about 22 per cent, were young people below 18 years of age.
Mobiha said total funding for the identification rollout programme was K231 million.
Figures for 2015, 2016 and 2017 were not immediately available but in the 2018 budget, K23 million was allocated.
The Government again appropriated K20 million in the 2019 national budget which is yet to be drawn.
He said the registration forms were locked in the Boroko Office by the landlord for the non-payment of rental fees.