Mothers urged to register births

Mothers who deliver at home have been advised to inform the community health volunteers so that they are given birth notifications.

The Chief for Isulu location in Ikolomani Sub County, Zachary Shebetsa lamented that many mothers in the area who gave birth at home lacked the document that made it easy for one to obtain birth certificate.

Addressing a public baraza at Musoli market on Tuesday, the administrator added that the registration of births was an important exercise as it helped in national planning.

Shebetsa asked the locals who had attained 18 and above to apply for the national identification cards.

To qualify for an ID card, Shebetsa advised, applicants were required to produce a copy of their parents’ or guardians’ identity card and a document indicating their date of birth.

Once you obtain the ID cards, you would be able to form common interest groups and go for loans from the Youth Enterprise and the Uwezo Funds to set up income generating activities, he said.

He called for concerted efforts in ensuring that law and order prevailed in the area.

Source: Kenya News Agency