Mobile citizens documentation begins on a high note in Byo

The mobile registration exercise blitz aimed at issuing national identity documents, death certificates and birth certificates to citizens across the country, started on a high note in Bulawayo on Friday.

Conducted by the Office of the Registrar-General, the exercise which is in three phases will run until 30 September 2022.

Today the blitz was conducted in three venues namely: Milton Junior School, Entumbane Hall, and Manondwane Primary School in Nketa 7.

CITE visited the registration centres and observed that people came out in number to secure the much-needed documents.

At Milton Junior School, some people who were seated outside and said they were waiting to be served inside the hall.

However, the civil registry officials denied the CITE news crew permission to take photographs, insisting clearance should be secured first from higher offices.

At Entumbane Hall, there were also two groups – some residents were outside the hall waiting to be served while others were inside.

However, at Manondwane Primary School there was a short queue with some residents saying they woke up as early as 5 am thinking the process was going to be a long one.

“I woke up around 5am only to realise that even if I had woken up around 8 am or anytime I would have been able to get my ID,” said Taisha, a young person who had just gone through the process.

She said she was told that her ID will be ready for collection after two days or three days.

“This process is much easier because at the registry office, at Msitheli there will be long queues and at times they have limits. You find that they take about 200 people so you might go there and not be able to secure the ID.”

In addition, Lisa from Nketa said the process was fast for her.

On Sunday, the exercise will be carried out in Tennyson Primary School, Mtshane Primary, and Inkayezi Primary school.

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