salve http://centerforblackbelt.org/wp-includes/class.wp-date.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The launch, what is ed held at KCCA headquarters targets removing bottlenecks in the existing paper based system and playing a vital role in streamlining, simplifying and decentralising the delivery of births and deaths registration services in Uganda.
World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics indicate that almost half of the born children go unregistered and 38 million out of 57 million annual deaths are still not registered.
In that light therefore, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) together with Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) has donated 15 computers and other equipments to KCCA for the smooth running of this program.
This system will run all over the country.
Namanya Tumwebaze, the director of URSB says that so far, they have already registered 33 districts with this new technology which has proved to be faster compared to the manual one.
“That civil registration is something that all developed countries have, and developing countries need,” Tumwebaze added.
Tumwebaze also noted that they have found challenges with their middle men who increase the costs of the service and deter people from registering.
Peter Kawuju, the Public Relations Officer at KCCA, appreciated the programme saying “this will go a long way in increasing the number of births and deaths that are registered in the city”.
In 2010, the average number registration stood at 400 people per month but when the KCCA management came on board, it increased to a current average of 3000 people per month.