By Moshi Shabani
Registration Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (RITA) has intended to register at least 80 percent of Tanzanians especially the new births by 2022.
RITA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Emmy Hudson said through launched electronic Death and Birth Registration System for Generation to reduce the log jam of unregistered children.
“Our expectation is to register children (from 0-5 and 6-18), apart from birth registration, the agency will also register death, marriage and divorce. As it is known that every day there are new born and death,” she said.
Speaking at the launching of the new registration system in Dar es Salaam, Hudson said the they will use system integration method to National Identification Authority (NIDA), National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Immigration and National Electoral Commission (NEC) for improving information and keep records.
According to her, the new system will simplify work and enable every child born attains a birth certificate, to avoid unnecessary inconveniences when one is applying to get the document.
For his part, Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda said that in Dar es Salaam only 40 percent of dwellers have been registered by RITA.