General registrar’s department to be computerised

Employees of the General Registrar’s Department may no longer have to spend hours producing documents as it is hoped by this year-end the office would be computerised, according to Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee.

Rohee said the computerisation of the department would be among his ministry’s main objectives this year, adding that staff members had performed well under difficult circumstances.

For last year, he said, some 247,000 birth certificates were produced, an increase of 46,000 over the amount produced last year.

And 28,000 marriage certificates were produced along with 20,000 death certificates.
The minister said that during last year training was done for marriage officers and staff attached to the department.

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