NRB Withdraws 300 Registration Officers
For the second time, the National Registration Bureau has withdrawn 300 registration officers from the field where they were doing mass identity card replacement.
Spokesperson for the NRB, Norman Fulatira has confirmed to Zodiak online.
"Yes, we have requested all our officers to temporarily withdrawal and operate from the District Registration Office (DRO)We will return to the centres very soon"said Fulatira
The National Registration Bureau opened one centre per ward in the country where Malawians were flocking to renew their national identity cards.
200 interns and 100 employed officers were deployed in the centres to conduct the exercise.
But early July, NRB withdrew all Registration officers from the field due to delays to process their allowances and later in the month, the officers returned to the field.
This week again,National Registration Bureau has also withdrawn all the 300 Registration officers from the field.
Fulatira says they want to review the exercise first in order to improve implementation.
Registration officers have also been complaining of delayed allowances and failure by the bureau to pay uniform allowances as some officers are paid 30 thousand while some 22 thousand kwacha.
"Government Officers have their own field rates, and that’s what NRB is paying them and Interns have also their own rates," said Fulatira.
In Dedza, Villagers have been complaining about few Registration centres as they are forced to travel long distances some spending nights in Registration centres to be assisted.