NCRA, WEDNESDAY, 11 MARCH 202 -The National Civil Registration Authority- (NCRA) has conducted a two-day training of trainers (TOT) on the procedures and processes of the upcoming Confirmation of Personal Details of Registrants and the Registration of the unregistered citizens and non-citizens resident in Sierra Leone, at the Buxton Methodist Church Hall on Charles Street, Freetown.

The two-day training of trainers was anchored on the following modules: Legal Frame Work, Confirmation and Registration Procedures, Duties of Confirmation and Registration Centre Staff, Form Filling, Software Package and Biometric Registration and was basically to capacitate the NCRA staff on the processes involved on the upcoming Confirmation and Registration exercise.

Addressing the participants, the Director-General of the NCRA Mohammed Mubashir Massaquoi encouraged all participants to take the training very seriously, as they in turn will have the opportunity to engage stakeholders in similar training and other NCRA staff across the country.

 “I want to encourage you all to pay attention to the training exercise so that you can know it all,” the DG pleaded.

Mr. Massaquoi maintained that the training exercise was very much important as it will inform staff on the processes and procedures of the Confirmation and Registration exercise, which is inextricably linked to one of the processes involved in the production and issuance of the National Multipurpose Identity Cards, and also it will serve as the basis of developing and maintaining the National Civil Register of all citizens and non-citizens residents in Sierra Leone.

Giving an overview of the Training, the Training Manager Roselyn Massaquoi, who doubles as the lead facilitator of the two-day training exercise said that the essence of the training of trainers was to capacitate participants on the processes and procedures of the upcoming nationwide confirmation of personal details of registrants and the registration of the unregistered population resident in Sierra Leone. She pleaded to all staff to ensure that they gave their all throughout the course of the two-day training.

The Training Manager further noted that the two-day training upon completion, will serve as an eye-opener and a guide on how to tackle some of the issues that staff will be faced with in the field when the exercise would have commenced.

During their presentation on the biometric registration kit (VIU800/820 and the Confirmation and Registration software, the ICT Manager Simeon Sowa and Senior Manager of ICT Moses Vibbie highlighted the importance of these two components of the training to the Confirmation and Registration exercise.

Mr. Vibbie said that the software that has been developed for the Confirmation and Registration exercise is well secured and encrypted using latest encryption and security standard in a way that it cannot be hacked or frauded.

The two-day training of trainers was climaxed with an interactive question and answer session.


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