RITA to issue birth certificates to Arusha residents

12Feb 2016
Our Reporter
The Guardian
RITA to issue birth certificates to Arusha residents

THE Registration, Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (RITA) has commenced a special campaign aimed at registering and issuing about 10,000 birth certificates to residents of Arusha Urban District.

Speaking to The Guardian this week in Dar es Salaam, RITA marketing and communication manager, Josephat Kimaro said the campaign intends to bring the service closer to people.

According to him, RITA has set 12 registration centres in wards across Arusha Urban District where people will visit for registration process.

“Our officers in every centre will be registering people and for meeting all the criteria to get the birth certificates will receive the same after a month,” he said.

Kimaro noted that after registration, the agency will issue certificates to all qualified residents. He added that during the campaign RITA targets to register 840 people per day and the exercise will last for 12 days.

Birth certificate is among essential documents which people must have as it often needed in academic institutions or when applying for a job or passport.

“We are going to use this campaign to make people aware of the importance of having the document,” he said.

He said the campaign will also reduce congestion in district offices where people normally go to register for birth certificates.

Kimaro also said that the agency will work together with other stakeholders such as the immigration department, security organs and local government leaders to avoid cheating.

According to him, the campaign will be ongoing countrywide where after Arusha Urban District, Arumeru District will follow.