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Ok Tedi Mine and PNG NID sign MOU

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Ok Tedi Mining Limited and the Papua New Guinea Civil and Identity Registry for the roll out of the PNG National Identification project in the Western Province on Friday 20th July.

The signing took place at the OTML Whitehouse Boardroom between the Minister for National Planning, Hon. Richard Maru, Civil and Identify Registrar General Michael Kumung and Managing Director and CEO of OTML, Peter Graham.

“Ok Tedi welcomes the distinguished delegation to Tabubil for the signing of an MOU between the PNG Civil and Identity Registry which outlines the partnership between these two organisations to make registration more accessible to our employees, contractors and community members,” MD and CEO Mr Graham said.

“The benefits of the ID card are many. For the individual it will help with many transactions that require proof of identity; for government it will assist with planning and delivery of services. For Ok Tedi, it was an easy decision to work with PNGCIR.”

“NID registration began in Tabubil for OTML employees, contractors and the community on the 9th of July. To date registrations have covered more than 600 employees, 700 contractors, 130 public servants and others. Yesterday (Thursday 19th July) the team visited Migalsim; one of the local villages to trial the roll-out to a community.”

“Ok Tedi will host PNGCIR and provide logistics support, accommodation, allowances, security and administrative assistance including clerical and IT support to the PNGCIR team.”
“Ok Tedi is pleased to support this important government initiative which will benefit our employees, contractors and local communities. I am optimistic that this delivery model will be successful in extending the coverage of NID and hopefully other employers in PNG will follow suit,” Mr Graham said.
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