Blantyre: Blantyre District Council has received the last batch of 3,259 National Identity (ID) cards which remained during the distribution exercise following the countrywide registration campaign, authorities have confirmed.
Blantyre Assistant District Registrar, George Chitsonga told Malawi News Agency Monday that the IDs which arrived last weekend would be taken to the registration centres again for distribution.
Only those centres which have received 20 cards or more will be reopened to enable Malawians collect their cards where they registered.
At each of these 46 centres, the head teachers will be hired to distribute these cards for seven days in cooperation with the community leaders, Chitsonga said.
Chitsonga added that at the end of the seven days period, the cards would be taken back to the District Registration Office where those who fail to collect would obtain them.
Meanwhile, District Commissioner for Blantyre, Bennet Nkasala has directed that all centres should be reopened to allow Malawians collect their national IDs where they registered.
The office of the district registrar has also engaged the district education office, community development, National Initiative for Civic Education and the Department of Information to sensitize the general public on the development.
Blantyre was in the third phase of mass registration campaign and over 739,000 people registered.
Source: Malawi News Agency MANA