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Sunday, 28 February 2016 - 23:05 WIB

Most Papua Residents Do Not Have ID Card

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Jayapura, Jubi – Most residents in Papua do not have an identity card (KTP), the Labor and Population Office of Papua Province said.

“KTP record for residents above 17 years get only 22 percent. This indicates that many Papua residents do not yet have an ID card,” the head of Papua Labor and Population Office, Yan Piet Rawar, said in Jayapura on Sunday (28/2/2016).

Local governments should conduct intensive field monitoring and raids to “check the influx of population entering and leaving,” he said.

Demography has become a very important issue that needs to be resolved as tt could affect crime rates.

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“It’s very important to start the implementation of KIA (Child ID Card) Therefore the KTP recording for people above 17 years could be disciplined. Related to the direction of the future economic development, each form of public transactions must be completed with their registered number that permanently applied,” he said.

Earlier, the Head of Population and Civil Registration Office of Jayapura Regency, Alberth said on 15 February 2016 that his office would issue the Child ID Card (KIA) in March 2016. Related to this policy, the office started to conduct observation to the villages, including to every school registered in the rural and urban areas.

“In addition to the certificate of birth, another document would be issued is the child identity card. This card should be obtained when the child was born until he gets 17 years old. We have conducted the initial step by conducting observation,” he said. (Alexander Loen/rom)

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