Marriage celebrants told to register with eRITA system

DAR ES SALAAM: CHIEF Executive Officer of Registration, Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (RITA), Mr Frank Kanyusi has called on all marriage celebrants in the country to register with eRITA system to be recognised in the database of the Registrar of Marriage and Divorce.

Speaking here yesterday, Mr Kanyusi said the exercise which started since January this year is expected to end on June 10 where 3,635 marriage celebrants have already registered in eRITA.

“So far 3,635 have already been registered as marriage celebrants under digital arrangement. The eRITA system helps to increase efficiency, control registration of marriage and ease of getting new licences electronically,” Mr Kanyusi said.

According the RITA boss, the exercise involves marriage celebrants from all religions and denominations.

“From January this year up to now, there are 3,635 marriage celebrants who have already been registered with eRITA. I am optimistic that the exercise will be accomplished as planned,” he stressed.

He said registering via eRITA system was a compulsory for marriage celebrants who were registered manually and still have their valid licences and those whose licences have expired and they need to renew them.

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Mr Kanyusi said from now onwards new marriage celebrants would all be required to use the eRITA and getting licences from the authorities bestowed to them powers to officiate marriage.

“For those wanting to register with eRITA will need to enter our website then select ‘Marriage and Divorce’ for instructions.

The exercise involves also filling of personal information and needs the approval of leaders from the religion or denomination.,” he explained.

Mr Kanyusi said RITA has continued to improve its services delivery through electronic to enable all Tanzanians access them to meet expectations of the sixth phase government led by President Samia Suluhu Hassan.

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