The Bureau of Vital Statistics Department of the Ministry Health launches a new birth certificate aimed at curtailing falsification. Speaking at the launching ceremony Wednesday, 25 April Prince Kaba Momolu, Director of the Bureau of Statistics says the new birth certificate has series of security features rgar nakes it difficult to falsify.
Deputy Health Minister A. Varfee Tulay ,who proxy for Health Minister Dr. Williemina Jallah, notes that the new birth certificate would help in eradicating malpractices at the Bureau.
According to him, it has 20 security features thus, making it easier to detect duplication. He explains that the new automation system will enable the Bureau to produce between 300 and 500 birth certificates daily, unlike the manual system previously used.
He calls on employees of the Bureau to discharge their duty effectively and avoid acts that would undermine the ministry’s drive to transform the health sector. Also speaking, Assistant Health Minister Chea Sanford Wesseh lauds UNICEF for supporting the bureau to introduce the new system. He discloses that the new system allows for services to be accessed both online and offline.
-Editing by Jonathan Browne