Ndumbaro wants all kids under five registered by 2025 

MINISTER for Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Dr Damas Ndumbaro, has called on Registration Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (RITA) to ensure that a programme meant to register the under five years old children for free is successfully implemented in line with national target of registering them all by 2025.

“We need this under five children registration programme to be sustainable, yet to meet the national target wanting every child of the said age is being registered by 2025,” Minister Ndumbaro said yesterday in speech read on his behalf by the Deputy Minister in the docket, Ms Pauline Gekul.

Speaking here yesterday during launching of the programme designed to register 418,246 children in Kagera Region, Dr Ndumbaro called for residents to show up and register their children, since they would get certificates without any pay.

He said the government through RITA is committed to improve its services by ensuring that all the children who are born on Tanzania’s land or soil are registered and get certificates, therefore, calling for integrity.

“I am made to understand that since the programme was launched in 2015, more than 8,292,343 children have already been registered countrywide. Let me congratulate RITA, government institutions, stakeholders, district and regional authorities for taking the programme seriously,” Dr Ndumbaro explained.

Speaking at the same occasion, RITA Advisory Board Chairperson, Dr Amina Msengwa thanked the minister for trusting board, saying that her board is confident that by 2025, the agency will have already registered all the under-five Tanzanian children.

“The agency will continue improving e-RITA system to enable as many Tanzanians as possible to get registered and we are optimistic that by 2030 all Tanzanians will be registered,” she said, thanking the Kagera regional administration for support it offered and successful preparations for the event.

Earlier, RITA Chief Executive Officer, Mr Frank Kanyusi said the programme that was launched yesterday was the commitment of sixth phase government under stewardship of President Samia Suluhu Hassan to ensure all kids under five years are registered by 2025.

“The programme will be implemented in two phases, the first phase will deal with the registration of children who have not been registered before and do not have birth certificates and the second phase will put sophisticated registration system in place to register all the new-born, this service will be free of charge,” Mr Kanyusi said.

He emphasised that the service will be tall free to all the under five kids, adding that the programme is being implemented in 23 regions of Tanzania Mainland and has shown major strides with over 8,300,000 children registered.

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