Utilise e-RITA System to acquire birth certificate

TANZANIANS who do not have birth certificates can now send their applications through e-RITA system to acquire them.

Minister for Constitution and Legal Affairs, Dr Damas Ndumbaro revealed this on Tuesday during the launch of registration and issuance of birth certificates to children aged below five years in Kagera Region. At the event, Dr Ndumbaro was represented by the Deputy Minister in the docket, Ms Pauline Gekul.

“The government is committed to ensure that every Tanzanian acquires a birth certificate by 2030. Tanzanians who do not have birth certificates can now send their applications through e-RITA system to acquire them,” he said.

Elaborating, he said that Registration Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (RITA) was collaborating with other organs including the National Identification Agency (NIDA) to ensure that every Tanzanian acquires a birth certificate.

“The exercise was being conducted carefully, especially in regions bordering neighbouring countries including Kagera, to ensure that the vital documents do not fall in wrong hands.

Minister Ndumbaro called on RITA to ensure that the programme meant to register the under-five year’s 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,” he said.

He further said the government through RITA is committed to improve its services by ensuring that all the children who are born in Tanzania are registered and get certificates, therefore, calling for integrity.

“I am made to understand that since the programme was launched in 2015, at least 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.

Meanwhile, the Acting Manager for Identification and Registration under the National Identification Agency (NIDA), Ms Brenda Kileo explained that over 1million residents in Kagera Region will be provided with NIDA numbers by end of this year.

She explained that about 604,879 residents have already received NIDA Cards while 316,510 others will get their NIDA numbers by end of this year.

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