O’Neill: ID cards for June polls

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The National,Friday20January 2012

PAPUA New Guinea citizens will have an identification card to vote in the general election.
The National Executive Council has approved a project to seek technical and professional help from the government of India’s office of unique identification authority (UID).
This includes sourcing of funds for the establishment of the UID authority of PNG, as well as to implement the project, which would include the buying of software and technical architecture, training and capacity building of personnel.
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has directed the ministers of Foreign Affairs Commerce and Trade and Justice and Attorney-General to draw up a memorandum of understanding between the governments of PNG and India as soon as possible to enable India to avail the services of technical and professional personnel to help establish the UID Authority of PNG and to implement the UID project.