New vehicles to drive registration


CIVIL Identity Registry (CIR) offices in Madang and Eastern Highlands have registered more than 78,000 people each over the last nine months, making them the leading provinces in the country, a senior state minister says.
This was revealed in Lae on Friday, by National Planning and Monitoring Minister Sam Basil, when presenting two vehicles, one to Madang and another to Eastern Highlands.
Eastern Highlands registered more than 80,000 people while Madang registered 79,000.
According to Basil, who is also and Bulolo MP, the National Civil Identity Registry (NCIR) office was working tirelessly with an aim to register as many people before the national election in 2022.
He said the Madang and Eastern Highlands civil registry offices were the best-performing provinces in the country that had fast-tracked and recorded many people in their provinces.
“These two vehicles will help you to further boost your work in the province and should be used for its purpose and not for other uses,” Basil told Madang and Eastern Highlands NID team leaders.
Eastern Highlands team leader Ronald Wolfie, while thanking Basil, said he was aiming to complete registrations before 2022.
“Now that I am equipped with this vehicle, my team will go the extra mile in trying to complete registering the 800,000 people of Estern Highlands,” he said.
Madang team leader Grace Dasse said the vehicle, it would boost team-work.