NRS calls for decentralization
The Head of Community and Public Relations, National Registration Secretariat (NRS), Donald King has called on the government to decentralize the National Registration Secretariat in the provinces across the country.
His statement came to address the constraints people in the provincial town are facing in the process of securing their National Identity Cards.
Donald King said the 1974 Act which established the National Registration Secretariat revised in 2008 has the mandate to register all citizens and foreign nationals who are living within the the borders of Sierra Leone who in turn should be able to access their National Identity Card.
He said the institution also has the mandate to create a master register of the country in which the biometric information of all those who are living within the borders of Sierra Leone are made available.
He said Freetown alone is not Sierra Leone, as the bulk of the population which is in the provinces is not directly targeted considering the fact that they have not decentralized their activities.
He said people move all the way from the provinces to Freetown to get their registration card but with offices in the regional headquarter towns they are supposed to have exceeded 800,000 subscribers.
He said for the people to leave all the way from the provinces to come to Freetown only for an ID card which cost only Le12,500 is unfair.
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