Community Receives Birth Certificates and NID Through Partnership Program

Over 1,000 people from a Local Level Government (LLG) of Markham district in Morobe got registered with birth certificates and NID cards on the weekend.

The Umi-Atzera LLG registered through the assistance of an association that conducted the community’s census before NID was introduced into the Province.

Morobe’s Community Development Provincial Advisor, Kiun Kimbing said this was the first roll out project of mobile registration service in the Districts.

This is Mitsing village in Umi-Atzera Local Level Government of Markham District, Morobe. Members of the Media in Lae were invited to attend community’s NID registration on the weekend.

Members of the community gathered to witness 1391 people from the LLG receive their birth certificates and NID cards from Morobe’s Division of Community Development.

The event was successful through the assistance of an association from Mitsing village called Ngasam-Asam Community Based Organization.

In 2013, some members of Mitsing village formed the organisation. The Association then established a database by registering their people as a community initiative.

This made it possible for the association to facilitate the NID mobile service in the LLG last year that registered 540 people with birth certificates and NID cards.

The Association established the partnership with the Division of Community Development that registered 1, 391 people from Umi-Atzera Local Level Government on the weekend.

In September this year, Lae’s EMTV news interviewed Kimbing on the Division’s plan to increase their manpower and resources in order to deliver service on time.

Last week, we asked the Minister for National Planning and Monitoring if the Department could support the NID mobile service roll out in Districts of Morobe.

The Member for Markham, Koni Iguan said he will support the association’s initiative roll out the program in Markham District.

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