Waiver will make BVR eas­ier

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Leader & Comment -

EDI­TOR — Gov­ern­ment an­nounced that all cit­i­zens will ac­quire civil doc­u­ments for 90 days free of charge.

Peo­ple had been cry­ing foul over ex­or­bi­tant fees that they were asked to pay be­fore they could be is­sued with per­sonal doc­u­ments and this re­sulted in many peo­ple liv­ing with­out iden­ti­fi­ca­tion pa­pers.

A pay­ment of $5 was re­quired for lost birth cer­tifi­cates, na­tional iden­tity cards $10 and $50 for aliens.

Next year we will be hav­ing our har­monised elec­tions and peo­ple should start reg­is­ter­ing. With- out the nec­es­sary doc­u­ments one is not able to vote.

This pro­gramme is good for the voter reg­is­tra­tion pro­gramme to go smoothly.

We are grate­ful to the Min­is­ter of Home Af­fairs Dr Ig­natius Chombo for stand­ing in for the peo­ple.

Peo­ple need to use these three months to ac­quire lost iden­ti­fi­ca­tion doc­u­ments that will en­able them to vote next year.

Hav­ing a 90-day waiver will cer­tainly ben­e­fit many and in the case of Zim­babwe, make the reg­is­tra­tion process easy. Vic­tor Zvoushe, Chi­tung­wiza.

Dr Chombo

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