The Department of Community Development in partnership with the United Nation's International Children's Fund, are in Bougainville conducting programs on Civil Registry.
The meeting is part of the transfer of powers, and functions from the National Government to the Autonomous Bougainville Government. As Bougainville is moving towards achieving its fiscal independence towards referendum, proper statistics will be a guideline and recommended.
As a key indicator in the policy framework, Civil Registrations Registrar, General Dickson Kiragi, says proper and accurate data complements the Autonomous Bougainville Government’s financial resources.
Gayle Tatsi is the Community Development, Women’s Office Executive Director.
Programs carried out in the autonomous region, will enable the creations of the Civil Registry, and the Lukautim Pikinini Act legislations. They capture the clauses signed in the Memorandum of Understanding.
The United Nation’s under its International Children’s Fund Program, has been one key partner and donor.
Chief Protection Officer Asefa Dano, said the UN will continue to provide technical and financial support to ensure it is fully implanted.
Churches and health clinics are major partners, where information will be sourced from. This is to ensure records of every individuals, are updated and accurate.
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