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Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Launches Civil Registration Authority
By State House Communication Unit
May 11, 2017, 17:14
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Friday, 5 May 2017, launched the National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) at the Miatta Conference Centre in Freetown.Civil Registration is the system by which a government records (in a continuous, permanent, compulsory and universal manner) the occurrences and characteristics of vital events (Births, death, marriages, divorces, adoptions etc) related to its citizens and non-citizens, as provided by and in accordance with an established legal framework.
In his keynote address prior to the launch of the registration authority, President Koroma said civil registration processes were fragmented, uncoordinated with several difficulties. He stated that the NCRA which will replace the National Registration Secretariat will not only come up with a multipurpose identity card but will also provide a national identification number for all citizens and non-citizens resident in Sierra Leone. He noted that the Civil Registration will strengthen the democratic process, enhance national security and will facilitate the movement of people.