NAMIBIA: Government steps up birth registrations

Saturday, November 22, 2008
JOHANNESBURG Monday, September 22, 2008 (IRIN) - Hundreds of thousands of undocumented Namibian children may be deprived of social service benefits, but a new government initiative launched at one of the country’s busiest hospitals hopes to change all that. Department of Home Affairs and Immigration officials have been deployed to an on-site office at Katutura State Hospital in the capital of Windhoek to streamline and improve access to birth certificates, documents that previously would have...