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.