Make an announcement without having given the subject any thought, create confusion, make a series of different but equally confusing statements which 'clarify' and modify the original one.
Later, go back to the beginning and give the subject some thought.
Make a new announcement.
There's an advertisement in today's Gulf News, and I assume in other newspapers, on the ID registration fiasco.
At long last there's a list explaining the categories. If you click on the image to enlarge it you should be able to see where you fit in.
There's also a calendar showing when each category should register.
There would have been no confusion, no frustration, no massive queues at the registration offices, far less workload for the staff in the offices.
It isn't rocket science, it's just basic administration.