Source: Nyasa Times (Malawi)
Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi has said Malawi is ready to register all children alongside issuing national identity cards (IDs) to facilitate easier issuance of birth certificates on request and IDs when the child attains the age of 16 and will roll out the registration from mid-2020.
Dausi announced the exercise in Lusaka Zambia at the on-going fifth Conference of African Ministers on civil registration which ends this Friday October 18 2019. Speaking on the sidelines of the conference, Dausi said Malawi is committed to register all children for the issuance of Birth Certificates through a mass exercise slated for next year.
“Currently, universal and compulsory birth registration in health facilities has been rolled out to all health facilities in the country. In addition, Malawi’s commitment in birth registration rests in plans to register all children between 0 and 15 years old through a mass registration exercise scheduled for mid-next year,” said Dausi.