The department of Nationality passport and Immigration is working to link its system to other institution including Bureau of statistics, Lt.Gen, Atem Marol Biar told journalists after meeting partners in his office on Friday.
“The issue of identification is of great concern worldwide, and we need to relate the system of statistics with immigration so that we can easily identify our people, said Biar
The army general said that South Sudan have remained behind and it is now time for it to reach the world by giving identification to its people without which South Sudan cannot know its people.
Victoria Anib Majur, the undersecretary for the national ministry of health said that the ministry has been issuing birth and death notification and will later on begin to issue birth and deaths certificates.
“We are here together to discuss the importance of having legal documents from birth certificate and death certificate as well as marriage certificate,” said Majur.
Majur added that the ministry of health has over the years been working hard to provide death notification without certification observing that the government is cognizant that having legal identification is a human right and every citizen has right to have document in place from birth to death certificate.
Titus Osundina,the deputy resident representative for UNDP said that their team is making assessment on issues of identification in south Sudan, noting that partners want South Sudan to provide legal document to all citizens.
“We are doing assessment to review situation in civil registration and legal identity particularly in south Sudan, it is important for sustainable development goal related to human identity and leaving no one behind,” said Osundina.
Osundina said that every south Sudanese deserve to be counted, be known by their name and their date of birth and by their existence exerting that there is a discrepancy in civil registration in South Sudan.