Malawians warned against aiding foreigners to get national Ids

Civic education experts are warning Malawians against aiding foreigners to get national IDs as the exercise gets underway Wednesday.

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Paul Kanyenda, National Institute for Civic Education (Nice) district coordinator for Mchinji said the punishment for helping a foreigner get a national identity card is five years imprisonment with hard labour and K1 million fine.

“Some Malawians have just a tendency of helping foreigners get things they are not allowed to get, so this is just a warning to them,” he said.

Mchinji, a vibrant border agro-business district is one of the few districts starting the national IDs registration this Wednesday.

Foreigners from Burundi, Rwanda, Zambia, Somalia among others have settled in most districts and speak local dialects.

Other districts to start registration include Ntchisi, Nkhotakota, Dowa and Salima.

NRB public relations officer Norman Fulatira urged Malawians aged 16 and above to register as it is a criminal offence to overlook the exercise which will enable Malawians have national ID for the first time in history.

“Any Malawian citizen above the age of 16 is eligible to register for the ID. Infact every Malawian citizen is by law required to register,” Fulatira said.

He said the national ID would help bonafides citizens be recognised during voting, checkpoints and to be easily identified in the eventuality of accidents.

Fulatiraalso said it would help them most importantly in access of social services such as health and education, social protection services such as social cash transfer and banking services.

The expiry date of the cards is 10 years however because of the 2019 General Elections it will be issued between 3 to 10 years to avoid a lot of people coming for replacement in 2027. Meanwhile NRB has recruited 4,200 registration officers and supervisors to carry out the exercise which will be done in five phases.

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bingu
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its gud idea with poor security,too corrupt too poor makadi ndi amenewo let’s use it moyenerela.komaso mafumu katangale achepese anthu amalephela kuzuzula cifukwa mafumu ambiri ndi afiti, nafenso deportation muzilengeza ngati awa mazuluwa.komaso nafe tiyamba xenophombia pompano b carefull u r in Malawi aforegn country

Kaka
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Also warn foreign nationals that the will be arrested if they get a Malawian ID.

THE OBSERVER
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ID REGSTRATION IS CRUCIAL TO MALAWIANS.KOMA NGAKHALE MUCHITE ISSUE WARNING A MALAWI SAMVA..AYAMBA NDI MAFUMU NDI ENA KUMALEMBA AMENE SALI M’MALAWI BOLA ALANDILE NDALAMA FROM MA BURUNDI, ZAMBIANS, SOMALIS EITHOPIANS RWANDANS etc.I wud appeal to Gvt to deploy the army alongside police to strictly check and arrest anyone aiding and being aided. Please inu registration clerks and Supervisors mudekhe and ensure a Malawi eni ake ndiwo ayenela kuchita register.Musaiwale ma foreigners ena ali ndi voter registration cards.a minister a internal security be above issues of national importance. IN OTHER COUNTRIES POMPA PA ZAMBIA ISSUES OF NATIONAL IDs is a serious… Read more »
Blackspider
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kkkkkk How can a National ID expire? is it a Drivers License? or Passport?

Mwaziona
Guest

I don’t know what to say.. But i see them as the beggining of the endtimes… National registration. “it would help them most importantly in access of social services such as health and education, social protection services such as social cash transfer and banking services”

Let’s go for it and then the end will come.

Kwacha
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we are Malawians from the day we are born ,so you mean after 10 yrs I be expired as a Malawian? what is behind expiry date?

Billy Chilewani
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Amalawi anzanga uwu ndi mway wathu wapaderedera wotitikhale di chiphaso cha nzika a dzio lathu
lokongola la Malawi.Chonde chonde tisalore anthu akunja kulandira nawo ziphasozi. Tiyeni tilikonde
dziko lathu.

zangalawena
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Mpange chilungamo ndinu chifukwa ariyetse wobwera tikunziwa pali ena akuyankhura kwambiri chakwathu kuno, koma chimene mkanapanga yikani Jena kake kuti mnthu amene atapeze wachilendo alindi id yakwathukuno anene azalandila chiwona maso zitheka.

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