The Ministry of Home Affairs in Partnership with the United Nation’s Children’s Fund,UNICEF, have launched the country’s newly established Electronic Civil Registration System today in Honiara.
Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo officially launched the Electronic Civil Registration System.
Speaking during the launching ceremony the Prime Minister says registering birth certificates in the country will help the Government to plan well.
“I believe registering each birth in the country helps our government to plan well. A child not registered at birth, am sure that all of us will understand is an invisible child for the authorities. And the government needs to know how many babies are born every year and where, so that we can properly plan for schools, clinics, housing, water, sanitation facilities all of these very very essential infrastructure, so that we can make sure that our resources go out to where people need them. And in that sense, we can say that we achieve real development”, says Prime Minister Lilo.
He adds the civil registration and statistic system is crucial to the current development agenda the government is pursuing.
SIBC News understands the newly established Electronic Civil Registration System is one of Government priorities to improve registration of all children across the country.
The new Civil Registration database software was funded by the UNICEF New Zealand National Committee and European Union.