An Assessment of Birth Registration in Zanzibar

Saad, Fatma Masrur (2014) An Assessment of Birth Registration in Zanzibar. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study seeks to explore the relevance of the birth registration in Zanzibar for planning and maintaining the government statistics for its citizen identification and for giving priority of service and opportunity offered by Zanzibar government. The research addresses the notion of Registrar General Offices ‘RGO’s’ role in birth Registration and record keeping process in helping and improving the reduction of the number for late birth Registration and minimize, the opportunity of fraud. In addition this research deeply examines the late registration problem and gives analysis that drive to the solution that could assist RGOs to provide quality and standard service. The study used questionnaires in gathering data and Statistical Package (Social Sciences Software ‘SPSS’ Ver.12) was used to analysis data. The finding of the study reveal that late registration is not the only the factors that causing fraud in birth registration but there are other factors such as improper authorization, contradiction of the policy between key actor (RGO’s) and other institutes that issue different kinds of government identification Card (ID) (Zanzibar Identification Card “Zan ID, Zanzibar Social Security Fund “ZSSF”, Zanzibar Election Commission “ZEC” and high court of Zanzibar), disintegration of data related to birth between different Institutes and education for the key actors. The study has been able to achieve its objectives as evidenced in a synthesis of literature and an empirical survey and accordingly the conclusion were drawn. The hypothesis was proved that the poor data record keeping could lead to opportunity of fraudulent birth certificate, which is the problem of RGO’s and supported by improper authorization, which was strongly recommended to be considered made in the concluding chapter.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 340 Law
Divisions: Faculty of Law > Department of Civil and Criminal law
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:27
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:27
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/592

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