NRB extends National Identity Cards outreach, community death registration exercise

By Chisomo Phiri

National Registration Bureau (NRB) has announced the extension of the number of days for the National Identity Cards outreach and community death registration exercise in Phase 7.

In a statement,NRB Principal Secretary, Mak Sambo, says the Bureau has decided to increase the number of days after noting an increase in number of registrants in the final days of the exercise.

“We believe that an additional number of days will allow our staff to register the remaining citizens in the centres.

“I also want to inform the general public that registration of citizens in all NRB offices is a continuous process, meaning if the registration outreach has moved to another district, citizens can still access the services at NRB from district offices or at post offices,” says Sambo.

He adds that registration of national identity documents and the application forms are for free.

According to Sambo, soon, there shall be a mop up exercise in all the 28 districts targeting citizens that may have failed to register during the Outreach Registration Exercise.

NRB is conducting the national identity card outreach and community death registration exercise in Phase 7 in Lilongwe Rural, Rumphi and Blantyre.

The exercise started on April 15 and will end on May 6, 2024.