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Govt scraps payment for IDs, birth, death certificates


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Government has scrapped fees for birth and death certificates, national Identity Documents (IDs) and livestock brands certificates as part of measures to facilitate access to the documents during the ongoing National Mobile Registration Exercise.

This was announced in a statement Thursday by the Home Affairs Ministry.

Government, through the Civil Registry Department, is currently conducting a national mobile registration exercise which commenced on 01 April 2022 and ending on 30 September 2022.

The programme is meant to clear the backlog on the issuance of civil registrations which was caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.


The exercise is also an opportunity for citizens to obtain national identity documents which will enable them to register as voters in the upcoming 2023 harmonised general elections.

Said the ministry, “To ensure that no one and no place is left behind during this national mobile registration, my ministry is glad to announce that cabinet has approved waiver of fees for all civil registration documents that is birth certificates, death certificates, national identity and livestock brand certificates at no costs during this mobile registration period.”


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