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Locals Demands More Days For ID Mobile Registration Programme


By Stella Madzivanyika

Locals have appealed to Home Affairs Ministry to extend the just ended mobile registration programme to acquire the necessary primary documents such as birth certificates and national identification cards.


Several people who spoke to this publication at Registra General’s Market Square Offices said more time is needed as most people have not been able to acquire the documents




Some people say government must extent the period up to the end of October.



“To my surprise birth certificate of my two children has typical errors. I was told this yesterday when l went to apply their passports at Makombe Offices and they urged me to go to Market Square where l applied for the errors to be corrected,” said Mai Keisha.




I’m now stressed as the registrar general here at Market Square reached their daily numbers of people to be assisted before me. I think government must extend days this program up to the end of October, to help some people with same problems as mine.”




Mrs Makumbe also urged the government to extend the free offering period of personal identification cards.




“I came with my 21-year-old daughter, who was asked to bring a national identity card at Harare Poly where she wants to study Information and Technology. The required number of people to be assisted today reached before her. This means she must pay the fine to be assisted next week. I am now stressed because l’m busy struggling to raise her school fees. So l cannot afford the fine. Government must extend this program’s period to save the nation”. Said Mrs Makumbe.



Another applicant blamed the public relations department of registrar general for not doing enough to raise awareness programme on time.




“Government must extend the deadline to December because people were not well informed about the program. l shocked to hear it from my cousin sister who stays in Highfields that the programme has come to an end. I staying in Kuwadzana, very few kilometers away from Market square, Makombe but was not aware of the mobile registration programme.”

The Civil Registry Department conducted a national mobile registration exercise that started on April 1 and will end on September 30.

Robert Tapfumaneyi