Public servants urged to register

The National,Tuesday June 28th, 2016

THE newly-appointed Morobe Civil and Identity registrar Keputong Geibob has urged public servants in the province to register themselves and their families the Civil Registry office and receive their National Identification (NID) Card.
Geibob was sworn into office as the provincial  registrar by the National Identity and Civil registrar Dickson Kiragi in Lae during the opening of the Morobe provincial identity and civil registry office on Friday.
Geibob said his immediate task was to follow the instruction of acting provincial administrator Masayan Moat to ensure the 8,000-plus public servants and their families were registered under the NID programme.
“Many public servants have complained to us about their status and the processing of their leave entitlements but the problem is that some of them have not registered with the provincial government,” he said.
Geibob said it would be easier to register Lae residents than those in rural areas and his team needed to work with districts and local level governments to have them registered.
“By 2020 or 2022, we hope to have 90 per cent of the population of Morobe registered,” Geibob said.