The National, Monday November 11th, 2013
By SHIRLYN BELDEN
THE Civil Registry office has collected and is ready to process the bio-data of more than 9,000 people in Karimui-Nomane district, in Chimbu.
Civil Registrar Augustus Wagambio said his office was ensuring that all personal information was collected so that all citizens were registered.
MP Mogerema Wei allocated K10 million for the programme.
Wagambio said the office would continue to collect bio-data of people so they could be registered at the head office in Port Moresby.
He urged Members of Parliament to support the office by providing funds to register people in their electorates.
He said people, including children, would then benefit from government services as registered citizens.
“The Karimui-Nomane MP was the first to fund the registration. I thank him for recognising and understanding the importance of registering citizens of his district,” he said.
“All MPs must feel the need to work for their people.”
Wagambio said the registry was working under an agreement with Unicef and other development partners by stationing officers at the Port Moresby General Hospital to record particulars of babies born.