On 5th August 2019, The Minister of State in MINALOC, Hon. Dr. Alvera Mukabaramba presided over the launch of the ‘2019 Civil Registration Week’ at Kigarama Sector in Kirehe District.
In her remarks, the Minister of State Dr. Mukabaramba Alvera told to the citizens of Kigarama Sector that the main objective of the awareness campaign is to improve public awareness on importance of civil registration of life events, especially for the communities who live far from registration points.
The launch of the awareness campaign coincided with release of the evaluation results, where Kigarama sector ranked in the lowest performing sectors in civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS). Speaking at the launch of the awareness campaign, the Minister called upon the citizens and the leadership of the sector to make civil registration a priority and aim to perform better in the next performance evaluation.
The Minister highlighted the importance of the civil registration as a legal obligation of every citizen and ensure that all requirements from birth, death, marriage, divorce, nationality, adoption, guardianship and legal recognition of children are fulfilled.
The 2019 Civil Registration week will finish with the awarding of the 2019 best performing Sectors in civil registration, which will coincide with the celebration of African day of CRVS.