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Births And Deaths Registry Introduces Automated Birth Certificate

The Birth and Death Registry has introduced an automated birth certificate for acquisition of passport to avoid fraud.

 

Mr Samuel Foster Omane, Eastern Regional Director of the Department of Births and Deaths, disclosed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Koforidua.

Mr Omane said the department still issued ordinary birth certificates which was valid for every transaction except for the acquisition of a passport.

He explained that because the ordinary birth certificate was hand written, it was easy for people to interfere and fake the information on it.

Mr Omane said before one was issued with the automated birth certificate, the fellow had to apply with two photo copies of the original birth certificate which would be sent to Accra for verification before the automated one was issued.

Source: GNA