19 October 2016 Last updated at: 6:36 AM
National IDs launch postponed
…Mutharika was expected to attend
The National Registration Bureau has shifted to a later date the launch of national identity cards registration.
The launch was scheduled to take place today in the capital city Lilongwe where President Peter Mutharika was expected to be guest honour.
Confirming the development was NRB spokesperson Norman Fulatira who said the postponement was due to inadequate preparation for the event.
Fulatira said National Registration Bureau still lacks money for transportation of various items for the event.
“We have shifted the launching of the national identity cards registration to a later date in order to finalise some logistics and preparatory work.
“We have already informed State House of the change because we invited President Peter Mutharika to be the guest of honour on this day,” said Fulatira.
He added that they have also communicated to the general public of the cancellation of the event defending themselves saying they have been affected by the Mother’s Day holiday which was on Monday.
He however denied reports that the changing of the date is to do with the guest of honour Mutharika who is said to be ill and could not attend the event.