Sierra Leone News:Parliament approves compulsory registration of citizen & non-citizen

Published: 12/Jul/2016
Source: Awoka

Members of Parliament on Thursday unanimously passed in to law the National Civil Registration Act, 2016 that called for the compulsory registration of citizens and non-citizens resident in Sierra Leone as well as provide the registrants with multipurpose E-cards.

According to the benefit stated, with the National Civil Registration in place, citizens will no longer be required to do multiple registrations with various government agencies for services.

The Act which has gone through the first, second and third reading and has been passed, but now awaits the signature of assent from the President, among other things will provide for the establishment of the National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) to undertake this task for the purpose of registering birth, adoptions, marriages, divorce and deaths throughout Sierra Leone.

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Themes: Identity Documents, Birth Registration
Regions: West Africa, Sierra Leone
Year: 2016