Challenges reported in Malaita registration

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BY GEORGE MANFORD

AUKI

REGISTRATION in Malaita province is reportedly faced with several challenges.

Information obtain by this paper says huge numbers of border crossers are causing confusion and frustration among residents of constituencies which they are moving to.

There are also reports of people being forced to register against their will.

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The information reach this paper also highlighted that even the under age children

Individuals below 18 years of age are also reportedly forced to register by their relatives, parents or peers.

Registration clerks and the ARO data clerks have to stand on their ground and based their rulings according to the registration act.

Island Sun has also been reliably informed that school teachers and principals have also joined the fray by bringing with them lists of names of their students, to which registration officers have reportedly had to filter out under-age names.

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