Tanzania: Stand Up for the National Count, Tanzanians

Published: 20/Jun/2017
Source: Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

Despite encouraging response to register with the national civil Registration and vital statistics (CRVS) roster, the legal documents are turning up virtually useless to the holders, apparently. As the government works to encourage people to provide vital statistics on birth, deaths and marriage, divorces or adoptions, the new under-five birth registration initiative, for instance, isn’t helping the holders – because they happen to be ‘handwritten’ and hence unacceptable to public officials ‘socialized’ to red-tape.

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Themes: Identity Documents, Birth Registration
Regions: East Africa, Tanzania
Year: 2017