Malawi IDs to slash govt spending -Mutharika

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Malawi President Peter Mutharika has applauded the initiative of having National Identity Cards (IDs) saying the country is to save money.

Speaking at the launch of the National IDs program on Thursday, Mutharika said the initiative will curb malpractices such as inclusion of ghost workers in civil service that have been draining financial resources from the government and it will also help save public funds spent on other initiatives.

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Mutharika : We will reduce our spending.

“The National Identity Cards will save significant amount of money that would be spent on voter registration, ” said Mutharika.

He added that the initiative will also help to bring better organization in the country.

Speaking earlier, United States ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer congratulated the country for the initiative saying national IDs are essential to public sector reforms and can help in education, health, and electoral systems Malawi government came with a solution of having national IDs following serious concerns raised in the period Malawians were without the documents.

Among the issues, Malawi has seen citizens from neighbouring countries sharing public services with Malawians under the cost of Malawi’s cash box.

With the launch of the program, government hopes that by next year Malawi will be registering every birth in the country.

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  1. Ndiyofunika but dis Babylonians want something from us it’s a bait. Beware of dogs as Philippians 3 verse 2 says and other thing we so called Malawians we’re full of selfishness we’re the ones to make a change not the politicians

  2. MWASOWA ZOCHITA SOPANO PETER NDE MAVUTO OKHAOKHA ZINTHU ZONSE ZAKWERA MTENGO KOMA INU MUKULIMBANA NDI MA ID ATHANDIZA CHAN MZIKO MWATHUMO POPEZA NDIZIKO LOTI ALENDO SAKHARAMO?

  3. Nkhani ya ma ID ndi yofunikadi koma osati dziko la Malawi ayi kuti muone mayiko omwe amapanga ma ID ndioti ali ndizifukwa zokwana mwa zina anthu awo ambiri zakhala mumayiko mwina komaso mulimo anthu obwelamo ochuluka omwe ena amagwilamo ntchito ena kupangamo ma business mo ndiye Malawi dziko lovutika ili alendo sachedwa kusamukamo amalawife tikuchomoso kuzakhala muliyenda zaka zochuluka ndi zokhala moyenda kumalawiko timangokhala mwezi iwiri itatu ndiye ID ipindulanji? Kwa ife amalawi?

  4. Nkha ya ma ID ndiyofunikadi koma osati dziko la Malawi chifukwa ilibe chifukwa chenicheni chopangila amalawi kuti akhale ndi ma ID nanga mungauze zifukwa zitatu kuti ndiziwe nanga poti amalawi ambiri tili muliyenda pomwe kuti muone mayiko omwe amapanga ma ID ndioti anthu awo sakhala ma mayiko ena koma kuti mayikowo amachulukamo anthu obwelamo pamenepo zofuna kuzilingalira bwino bwino ndiye muone kuti ife amalawi zipindulanji? Kwa ife

    • Nkhani ili apa si ya mkono ayi.. aMalawi tiyeni tidziona zinthu mwa positive.. Mumamva bwanji mukamanyoza mtsogoleri . Malawi24 nthawi zina tmakunyadilani simumapotoza nkhani ngati enawa

  5. So wy they say we must hav paspot if ID iz very important?Lets be clear here the country does nt hav money 4 thz everyone knows the challenges our country iz pasing through.Sungagula zovala za ana pomwe anao sanadya akufa nd njala koma chakudya first then zovala

  6. No More Bt Wat I Know N Wat I 3 Is Just Rasing Up The Hands If He Fails To Complete This Term Than Kumangot Ichi Wayankhula,, Ndmunthu Wamkhulu Uphunzira Bwino Km Mbuz Poganza Bas.

  7. DAT de bigning of 666 ..after ID then azafuna # KT ukhale mu system yawo kupanda kutero no kugula olo kugulitsa coz ndalama syzakhalapo ( pepares) pipo will use airtel money and visa card

  8. Not until we put a stop to cashgate, forget about saving. I even feel, so strongly, that in this ID deal apisiliramonso anthu opanda manyazi ndi katangalewa. Mulungu akukwapulani dikirani.

  9. Time up men stop talking bla-bla be mordenized grow wise thats part of develpment politicis ended 2014 keep it up mr president 4ward ever backward neva enainu yamban mwayenda muone kufunika kwake

  10. Amalawi takhala mwamtendere zaka zosezi kuchokera khadi inasiidwa mkufuna tizizafunsananso za pass or ID a Malawi sitinazolowere kuyenda ka bukhu nthumba zizakhala zovuta kuzolowera , to be frank this idea is from the west mkufuna kutivutisa nayo sopano eti ,ka ID kanu konko ku ndata uko

  11. ID ndiyofunika koma amalawi chifukwa simunayende mayiko ena ndichifukwa simukuziwa ubwino wa ID muziyenda kut muchose umbuli osusa zinthu zofunika mwabadwila kumalawi mwakulira komweko ndichifukwa mukulephera kuziwa ubwino wa ID mukakhala mungoganidza kudya basi

  12. The initiative seems tangible, all we need to know is how this will roll out. How much will it cost,its timeframe, and all the protocols one will have to go through in acquiring it.

    • That means who have no id no government help like schools they will take everyone who have that. Those they don’t they have to pay for school that is where government will save money. But not next year or five in seven years time you will see the benefit

    • Of all the positive ideas that may come with the introduction of these ID’s, my biggest worry lies on the fact that these ID’s have an expiry date,which means the government will be milking out the poor Malawians for ever!
      We cannot keep on paying for a single item over and over again, and how much actually will it cost, coz looking at the price of passports, it has rocketed beyond doubt!

  13. you are son of satan why you want to stealing from poor pipo axakulangani zanjalo anakulangani pangono zazikuru zikubwera mmaro mothesa mavuto ari mziko muno mumaziwa inu ndikuba basi ID yizatipasa chkudya kapena magesi azasiya kuzima kapena katundu uzasika mitengo mkayambe kaye kupasa agogo anu zopusazo ine ID yanga yiri mtima mwanga

  14. you are son of satan why you want to stealing from poor pipo axakulangani zanjalo anakulangani pangono zazikuru zikubwera mmaro mothesa mavuto ari mziko muno mumaziwa inu ndikuba basi ID yizatipasa chkudya kapena magesi azasiya kuzima kapena katundu uzasika mitengo mkayambe kaye kupasa agogo anu zopusazo ine ID yanga yiri mtima mwanga

  15. Izi ndiye mfundo ngakhale maiko anzathu akugwilitsa ntchito ma ID’s,kodi boma lipeza kuti chuma choyendesera ziko ngati chilichonse chili chaulere?Kamuzu adali wanzeru pakuganiza wina adati chosani makadi lero sizii.

  16. Takozani mfundo zoti Malawi asinthe osati zima Id za experely kufuna xikhale ngati misonkho tiyambe kunthamangatso ndi zitivutatu tithawa bwanji tili ndi njala bola inkhale ya uleretu koma mumvera Chimtengo chakecho ansa ine ayi zakuba eeett.

  17. Never seen a national ID with expirely date.
    What for?
    Dziko losauka ngati lino.
    It’s raising alot of questions in many.
    And I think there can’t be any sober justification for this.
    That’s the only flop I think.
    Otherwise, thought mapanga zinthu mwachidodo, I personally feel when we initiate something, it’s always of good quality. This is one of the best national IDs I have ever seen.
    BRAVO…!!!