The Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage has announced that it has scrapped fees for national registration documents for local citizens.
According to a press release statement released by the ministry, the Cabinet has approved the waiving of fees to Zimbabwean citizens that seek to obtain national registration documents like birth certificates, national identity documents, and livestock brand certificates.
The Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Kazembe Kazembe encouraged citizens to utilize the opportunity and ensure that they obtain the relevant documents during this period. “In line with his Excellency, President E. D Mnangagwa’s mantra that no one and no place is left behind, I encourage fellow citizens to take advantage of this opportunity and ensure that everyone is registered,” he said.
The Ministry is conducting a nationwide registration exercise which commenced on the 1st day of April 2022 and will end on the 31st day of September 2022.
Furthermore, registration requirements have been relaxed with immediate effect, to ensure that every individual is assisted to get the documents they require during the national registration exercise.
The program has been spearheaded in order to clear the backlog on the issuance of national documents by the ministry which was caused by the Covid 19 pandemic and also to enable citizens to obtain the required documents that will enable them to register as voters for the upcoming 2023 election period.