Botswana: Children registration vital

Published: 4/Jun/2015
Source: Daily News

Failure to register children for both birth and the national identity card is tantamount to cruelty as it hampers their rights of enjoying various benefits and services

Giving a keynote address at the launch of the second generation registration campaign at Sorilatholo in the Letlhakeng Sub-district on June 2, the Minister of Labour and Home Affairs, Mr Edwin Batshu, urged parents to ensure that their children were registered.

“I therefore urge each and every one of you here to partner with government and the non-state actors in our quest to reach universal registration. Not only should you register your children, but as good citizens, you should also remind your neighbours to do the same if you suspect they have not done so already,” he said.

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Themes: Identity Documents, Birth Registration
Regions: Southern Africa, Botswana
Year: 2015