Source: The Chronicle (Bulawayo)
Nqobile Tshili, Chronicle Reporter
THE Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) is set to launch a report that will guide the country in addressing issues to do with access to national documentation before the end of this month.
The commission last year conducted a national inquiry into challenges faced by citizens in accessing documents such as the birth certificates, national identity card, passports, citizenship and even death certificates for their loved ones.
During the inquiry, ZHRC observed that while some people had genuine challenges with regards to access to documents, attitudes and lack of a human face by Registrar General’s Office employees was also contributing to some people failing to obtain the national documents.
The human rights body set an end of 2020 target to address issues to do with some of the country’s citizens being stateless.