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5 million Malawians get their national IDS

Written by  Memory Kutengule
The exercise is continuing until every registrant has received his or her ID - File Photo The exercise is continuing until every registrant has received his or her ID - File Photo

Blantyre, January 11, 2018:  At least 5 million Malawians in the central and southern regions who were registered in the national registration exercise have managed to get their National Identity Cards (IDs).

National Registration Bureau Spokesperson, Norman Fulatira told Malawi News Agency on Thursday that the registrants were from all the districts in the central region and some from Blantyre, Neno, Chiradzulu, Mwanza and Nsanje in the southern region.

He said another batch of National IDs is expected to arrive on January 12, 20l8 for the remaining districts in the southern region.

“So far over 5 million IDs have been distributed and the exercise is continuing until every registrant has received his or her ID. The IDs which were distributed are for the districts in the central region and the five mentioned earlier,” the spokesperson disclosed.

Commenting on the missing of the IDs for some registrants, Fulatira clarified that “people should not worry as the IDs for phase l to 3 are part of the batch which is expected to arrive on the indicated date.”

Among other benefits of the National IDs include enhancing security of the country, fostering development planning and distribution and providing access to government social support and financial services

The distribution of National Identity Cards started on December 26, 2017.

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