NRB, NBS sign MoU to ease registration woes

The National Registration Bureau (NRB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NBS Bank to use digital payment systems for registration of national identity cards.

Speaking on Friday during the signingceremony in Lilongwe, Principal Secretary for NRB in the Ministry of Homeland Security Mphatso Sambo said e-payment will ease the payment process for the cards

“Digitalisation is the agenda of the Government of Malawi in the year 2023. That is why we have come up with the innovation of e-payment solutions so that our clients should not be covering long distances; rather, they should be
paying comfortably in their respective homes using NBS Bank services.

“They can also walk to their nearest NBS Bank service as the bank is available across the country with the Pafupi services,” Sambo said.

He further said the bureau has implemented software that will take three minutes to register a person rather than the previous 40 minutes.

NBS Head of Corporate and Investment Banking Alfred Nhlema said the partnership has come to serve Malawians as they will enjoy the convenience of the digital service since the mobile-based platform will provide quick and easy options that will be available anywhere and at any time.

“We have given the nation more options in termsof the reach out of NRB cash payment solutions. We have managed to open up to as many points as possible where NBS Bank is. The good thing is NBS has many services: 50, Malawians will be able to access the services of NRB,” he said.

With e-payment, the money will be transferred directly to the account of NRB at the Reserve Bank of Malawi.

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