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ACCRA Plans to Distribute 10 Million Paper IDs Ahead of Election

ACCRA Plans to  Distribute 10 Million  Paper IDs Ahead of  Election

KABUL - Over a million paper identity cards have been distributed since the start of the voter registration process, officials from Afghan Central Civil Registration Authority (ACCRA) said on Sunday.
The ID cards have been distributed across the country with the help of 1,000 working groups, said officials, adding that ACCRA plans to distribute 10 million paper identity cards until the end of the process.
“Overall we have so far distributed one million IDs across Afghanistan,” said RohullahAhmadzai, ACCRA spokesman.
Meanwhile, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) has said that the body has worked for a nationwide awareness campaign ahead of elections.
“All provincial governors have been directed in their meetings with the people and influential personalities and local media, that they must inform the people about the benefits of taking the ID cards and encourage people to take part in this national and important process not only to promote participation elections, but also to strengthen the local governance,” said Munira Yousufzada, spokesman of IDLG.
Shahabis a resident of Kabul who says that voter registration has been closed in Dasht-e-Barchi in PD13 of Kabul following last month’s deadly suicide attack on an election-related facility.
“No one will apply for ID or participate in elections unless their securitiy is maintained,” said Shahab.
“First the government should have ensured security, then it should have called on the people to come to vote,” said a resident of Kabul Ewaz.
But, ACCRA officials say that they plan to establish more ID centers in Kabul including Dasht-e-Barchi in the near future. (Tolo news)