Over 3.8million Malawians have registered in the first two phases of the project’s five phases in the ongoing National ID Campaign.
In a statement, the National Registration Bureau (NRB) says over 2 million people in all districts of Phase 2 registered which equals full coverage of all the projected eligible registrants.
It further says the final number of registrants in Phase 1 has been adjusted upwards from 1.68 million to 1.72 because some registration kits have remained behind in these districts.
NRB says this means that nearly all the projected population in the two phases turned out for registration.
“As Phase 2 is over, some registration teams have also been left in the districts to serve those persons who were unable to go and register during the active campaign,” reads the statement in part.
NRB has hailed determination by the country’s citizens to obtain a legal identity, a thing which they say created a strong sense of ownership of this endeavour among the people of Malawi.
NRB continues to urge parents to take along their children under 16 years of age to registration centres for birth certificate registration as the project targets Mangochi, Machinga, Balaka,Zomba and Phalombe in the 4thPhase .
The first phase had Kasungu, Dowa, Mchinji, Nkhotakota, Salima and Ntchisi while the second Phase involved Likoma, Lilongwe, Dedza and Ntcheu districts.