National Registration Bureau (NRB) has asked chiefs and local leaders to take a leading role in mobilising and sensitising people on the newly introduced birth and death registration process.
Speaking in Ntcheu on Friday during a council meeting, NRB chief director Harry Kanjewe said the bureau oriented local leaders on the importance of birth and death registration to that they take full responsibility in the implementation of the process.
“Currently, both birth and death registration is being conducted in all health facilities, but this time around, the bureau has decided to conduct community registration of babies born in the community and those that die at home,” he said
Kanjewe said registration will help the government in policy making and security.
Member of Parliament for Ntcheu West Mwai Kamuyambeni and Traditional Authority Ganya asked the bureau to elaborate on its methods of sensitisation.
In response, the bureau’s chief civic education officer Lawrence Useni said they will disseminate information through the media, the clergy and the district civic education team.
NRB will soon start a nationwide community registration which will involve registration of children below the age of 16, new births, deaths and issuing of certificates.
The project will be supported by Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and government of Malawi. to a tune of $230 000 (about K170 million)—Malawi News Agency