The government has begun a sensitization campaign urging the public to register their national identity cards, as they will be important during registration of the voting procedure in the 2025 general elections.
The revelation comes following a meeting conducted by officials from the Ministry of Homeland Security and Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) which convened on Friday.
During the meeting officials from the two parties among others discussed how best the national identity cards can help the country to have fair and transparent elections.
Speaking in an interview, Minister of Homeland Security, Kenneth Zikhale Ng’oma stressed that both parties are actively engaging in civic education to inform Malawians about the role that national identity cards will play in the 2025 elections.
“We are reviewing wherever it is required to have in 2025,so we went through a voter’s registration and national identity card issues.
So our emphasis is on civic education so that people should be aware about the importance of the national identity cards in the coming elections,” Ng’oma explained.
Ng’oma revealed that his Ministry has received 4 million USD from the Reserve Bank to procure necessary materials for the smooth production of national identity cards.
Meanwhile, the Homeland minister has said that the government is working to review the system to improve the registration process and production of national identity cards
Reported by Alex Splendor Ngulube