The first working session of the steering committee of the civil status registry modernization program has taken place in Yaoundé. The session was presided over by the Minister Delegate at the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization in charge of Decentralized Collectivizes, Jule Doret Ndongo.
The session focused on the validation of the strategic plan for the rehabilitation of the Civil Status Registry in Cameroon. Through the plan, the Francophone dominated government hopes to put in place a secure, reliable and credible civil status system by 2022. The plan is a follow up to the Rehabilitation Program of the Civil Status of Cameroon, (PRE2C) that was approved by the Prime Minister, Head of Government in November 2007.
The plan was initiated to protect citizenship, uphold human rights, and produce reliable statistics. The session intends to computerize the system, ensure the recuperation available data, and involve the court in the establishment of birth certificates and data collection.
Governments and some development partners adopted the plan and among other issues, the session will facilitate the creation of more computerized centers for the establishment of Birth, Marriage, death, nationality and other certificates of civil status nationwide. They also plan to set up a platform for exchange of information among the different civil status stakeholders