Malawi issues 9 million National IDs in six months

Published: 4/Dec/2017
Source: Maravi Post (Malawi)

Lilongwe – Malawi has for the first time after 50 years of its independence issued biometric national identity cards (IDs) to 9 million people.

The issuance of the 9 million national IDs follows the implementation of mass registration exercise completed within a six-month period spanning from May to November this year.

Various stakeholders have lauded the initiative with many descriptions such as “transformative milestone, fulfilled promise, landmark development and a guarantor of citizenship.”

Malawians had to endure a long wait in order to get legal documents identifying them as bona-fide citizens.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Malawi
Year: 2017