By Hudson Kuteesa
From March 11th to 12th, Members of the Rwandan Parliamentarians’ Network on Population and Development, (RPRPD) conducted a field Visit to oversee how civil registration and vital statistics work at grass root levels.
The MPs surveyed 14 districts in March this year having done an earlier tour of other 15 districts in different parts of the country in November last year to examine the practice of civil status registration.
Reasons for the field visit
The MPs aimed at digging deep into the citizen’s perception of the Civil Registration Procedures in Rwanda so as to find out why many citizens are still reluctant to register their civil status with local administrations. They put emphasis on matters such as deaths, births and marriage as they tried to look for ways of improving the public policy related to the registration there by enhancing social welfare, maternal and child health.