The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population is speeding up issuing citizenship scrutiny cards across the nation under Thitsa project ahead of the upcoming General Election to guarantee the right to vote.
Yesterday morning, the officials from the Department of Immigration and Population in Mayangon Township in Yangon Region conducted a tour of inspection of the ministry’s team issuing the citizenship scrutiny cards to eligible persons in the township at Zayyatu Mingala Hall. The Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe, the Yangon Region Minister for Immigration and Human Resources Daw Moe Moe Su Kyi, and regional MP U Yan Shin visited the location.
They urged the team issuing the cards to work cooperatively in order not to lose the right to vote of those who should be eligible voters.
Then, the Union Minister and other officials presented the citizenship scrutiny cards to the eligible citizens.
Similarly, the Union Minister and his entourage visited the Marga Religious Hall in Ward 12 of South Okkalapa Township in Yangon Region, where the citizenship scrutiny cards were being issued under Thitsa project. Then, they presented citizenship scrutiny cards to the residents.
Afterwards, the Union Minister U Thein Swe explained about Thitsa project issuing citizenship scrutiny cards. He said that his ministry is cooperating with the General Administration Department and electoral sub-commissions in order that the card numbers in the voters lists to be correct.
As for the voters who still do not have citizenship scrutiny cards, he explained what must be done in order to protect their right to vote. He also urged the citizens to cooperate with the ministry.
Next, the Yangon Region Minister for Immigration and Human Resources Daw Moe Moe Su Kyi explained the matters related to voters lists and issuing citizenship scrutiny cards in the Yangon Region.
Then, the Union Minister and his entourage inspected the process of issuing the citizenship scrutiny cards in accordance with the COVID-19 preventive measures set by the Ministry of Health and Sports.
On 9 August, 157 people in Mayangon Township and 120 people in South Okkalapa Township obtained the cards.—MNA (Translated by Maung Maung Swe)