Mobile national identity registration on cards

By Yolanda Moyo

The Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage says all is in place for the nationwide mobile registration exercise for national identity documents which will be rolled out on the 1st of April.

Government through the civil registry department is targeting two million people in its mobile registration drive, which is set to start on the first of April and run until the 30th of September this year.

The Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, Honourable Kazembe Kazembe gave an insight into the mobile registration programme.

“The civil registration department will be embarking on a nationwide mobile registration exercise from 1 April to September 30 2022. We are doing this because there are a lot of people who do not have birth certificate and national identity documents. We are not able to give people these identify documents at our offices thus why we are taking the project to the people,” he said.

He also urged members of the public to take advantage of the nationwide mobile registration exercise to register for the 2023 harmonised elections.

“People have been asking how they will be able to vote without identify documents. we want to make sure that every eligible voter gets an ID and registers to vote before elections.”

The mobile registration exercise comes at a time government is seeking to ensure that all citizens have identity documents.