Why did it take months for me to get a new national ID card? Why did I have to write to the CEO of the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) and copy Dr Masson (deceased) the chairman in order to get it finally?

At the Arima office of the EBC they were recording information in large ledgers. When I was informed that the card was ready and I went to the office it took them upwards of 30 minutes to find it.

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