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In an attempt to reach the Five-Year Plan goal of issuing ID cards to 14.7 million citizens, the government has for the second consecutive year reduced the price of the identity cards.
Between 2015 and 2018, the Civil Identification Authorities issued more than 4.9 million ID cards in Mozambique, a remarkable figure given that, in the previous 39 years, a total of only 4.4 million had been issued.
However, there being only 9.3 million ID cards issued to a population that exceeding 28 million, the government, having changed identification document suppliers, has decided to again lower the price for the issue, renewal or replacement of the documents.
In mid-2018, the cost of biometric ID cards for the under-18 years-old was lowered to 90 meticais, while the IDs for people above 18 fell to 165 meticais. Since July 5 of this year, however, the cost of ID cards for under-18s has been 85 meticais, while adults pay 160 meticais.
By Adérito CaldeiraSource: A Verdade
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