The Registrar’s office has reaffirmed its commitment towards adhering to its statutes in the confinement of civil documents ahead of its mobile registration process.
Despite pressure from legislators who are using social media to castigate the Registrar General’s (RG) office on the issue of civil documents, the Registrar’s department has indicated that it will stick to the regulations and witnesses in confining and confirming citizenship by birth during its mobile registration process.
Speaking to ZBC News in the capital, Registrar General Mr Tobaiwa Mudede, who was flanked by provincial registrars, said they have decentralised everything to issue out important documents as mandated by the Birth and Deaths Registration Act [chapter 5;02].
Mudede indicated that he was prepared to debate with anyone on their adherence to their regulations since it is a universal requirement to follow.
The RG quashed at reports that his department was making it difficult for citizens to access documents.
Speaking on the same occasion, the Provincial Registrar for Matabeleland North Province, Mr Willard Sayenda revealed that they are working round the clock in compiling and searching for documentary information for the Tsholotsho flood victims.
“As a province, following the flood ravages in Tsholotsho, we activated a civil protection committee which consists of our District Registrar to look into the issue for the victims housed at Siphepha,” said Mr Sayenda.
He also revealed that for Lupane district those who do not have the documents are just failing to comply with the law since guardians can obtain documents on behalf maternal relatives.
Provincial Registrar for Bulawayo, Mrs Jane Peters said they do not just give documents rather they work according to their regulations.
The RG’s department has established 10 provincial offices, 72 administrative districts, 206 sub offices and 58 offices at major hospitals to augment their mobile registration.