Zimbabwe: Birth registration for Under 6 free

Published: 1/Nov/2019
Source: The Herald (Harare)

Zvamaida Murwira and Columbus Mabika

Birth registration for children below six years will remain free of charge, as Government is committed to ensuring that all citizens across the country have access to  identification documents, Registrar-General Clement Masango said yesterday.

He said those who apply for birth registration when they are above six years will have to pay a nominal fee of $2, but Government will exercise due diligence before registering them due to security reasons.

In an interview yesterday, Mr Masango said they will continue to decentralise the services of the department to ensure that those in remote areas did not travel long distances.

There has been concerns that some people above six years with no surviving parents were failing to write public examinations or open bank accounts due to their failure to get registration documents.

Read further: https://www.herald.co.zw/birth-registration-for-under-6-free/

Themes: Birth Registration
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2019