The National Identification (NID) Registry office in Lae is currently operating with only one machine to register the citizens of Morobe.
The Provincial Registrar for Morobe, Keputong Geibob, said this today in a response to Lae’s Councillor’s concern on the slow processing of the NID cards.
The Registrar said more help is needed from the National Planning Department, in order to help speed up the process at the Registry office in Lae.
The office serves more than 50 people each day who wish to register for NID cards.
A councilor in Lae said the process is very slow.
Some residents from Lae and the other districts who submitted their forms early this year, and are still waiting for their NID cards.
The Provincial Registrar for Morobe, Keputong Geibob said the office is currently operating with only one machine, which makes it very difficult to speed up the processes involved in registration.
Geibob said there are currently seven officers working at the NID Registry Office.
He said the administration has requested the National Registry to take on board more officers in order to cater for the population of Morobe.
The NID registry office needs additional machines to help speed up the process.
The Registrar has called on the districts to work together with the Morobe Provincial Civil and Registry office to set up offices in the districts and help the residents save cost and time when traveling to Lae to register.