The national identity registration process will commence in Lilongwe on Tuesday, authorities say.
As a way of preparing for the process, Lilongwe City Council (LCC) engaged partners in civic educating residents about the process.
The council in conjunction with the National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) on Thursday conducted a mass mobilisation campaign on the National Registration program for the city of Lilongwe.
According to LCC public relations officer Tamara Chafunya, on Thursday the team mobilised block leaders, religious leaders, youth organisations, CBOs, political leaders and city councillors to orient them on the process and also urge them to encourage residents in their areas to come out in their masses and go for national registration.
In Lilongwe the registration process will be taking place in all venues which are used for the voting process operated by the Malawi Electoral Commission during elections.
The first phase of the program was carried out in districts such as Nkhotakota, Ntchisi, Mchinji and Kasungu.
According to the National Registration Bureau (NRB), over one million people have so far been registered.
Among other challenges faced during the process, some people were selling registration forms to citizens.
For instance, Police in Mchinji district arrested two men for forging and selling identity registrations forms.