Source: Malawi News Agency
National Registration Bureau (NRB) Data Supervisor, Esther Munthali has said registration of birth is now compulsory, universal and systematic. She made the remarks Thursday during a District Executive Committee (DEC) meeting held at the boma where she briefed members about registration of birth, the process the Bureau is about to roll out in the district. “Initially, birth registration was voluntary for indigenous Malawians under the repealed Birth and Death Registration Act of 1904. But now, it has become mandatory following the enactment of the 2010 National Registration Bureau Act,” Munthali disclosed.