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Govt won’t extend mobile NRCs issuance, says Veep

By SILUMESI MALUMO
VICE-PRESIDENT, Inonge Wina, has advised Zambians to obtained National Registration Cards (NRCs) from district registrations centers after the mobile issuance exercise came to an end.

She said the Government would not extend the mobile issuance of NRCs, which came to an end on Wednesday this week.
Ms Wina said citizens could obtain the NCRs from district registration centres countrywide if indeed they had no opportunity to get them during the mobile exercise.
The Vice President said the issuance of NRCs in district registration centers was still on-going despite the mobile issuance coming to an end.
She told Parliament yesterday during the Vice President question time that the district registration centers were always open to the public and citizens were free to access them.
The Vice-President was responding to Mitete Member of Parliament (MP) Misheck Mutelo who wanted to know whether Government would extend the mobile issuance of NRCs in areas like Mitete in Western Province.
But Ms Wina said: “Members of Parliament are therefore required to inform the citizens in their respective areas where they can able to obtain the NRCs.”
She explained that Government would not consider extending the mobile issuance of NRCs which came to an end on November 4, 2020.
Ms Wina added that there was need for the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to start preparing for the mobile voter registration process.

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