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Kampyongo wants queries on NRCs resolved quickly

By ANDREW MUKOMA
HOME Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has advised Livingstone District Commissioner Pascalina Musokotwane, to attend to all stakeholders on issues pertaining to issuance of National Registration Cards (NRCs).

Mr Kampyongo told Ms Musokotwane to make her office accessible on matters relating to NRCs after numerous complaints that she was not giving information to the stakeholders.
The minister was speaking when he paid a courtesy call on her yesterday.
“My advice is that allow your office to be accessible to stakeholders. I don’t want this exercise to be politicised to a level where our officers on the ground are intimidated and those that want to lobby them, I know as Home Affairs Minister of what is happening on the ground.
“There are those that are aspiring and they want to get their people to go and get NRCs. This exercise is specifically to identify citizens, document them and issue them with National identical Cards. The exercise is premised on an Act of Parliament,” he said.
And Ms Musokotwane said that anyone who would go to the centres and harass the officers would be arrested.
Earlier, Ms Musokotwane had informed the minister that all was well in Livingstone and there no complaints but Mr Kampyongo disputed her sentiments. “I am surprised that you’re saying that,” the minister said. The minister is in the Southern Province to check on how the mobile NRCs issuance following some complaints from some sections of society.

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