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From the Times of Zambia
Anglican Diocese of Central Zambia Bishop Derrick Kamukwamba has said of the 4,000 children registered under its early child development project, only 10 have birth certificates.
Bishop Kamukwamba said the Church had since embarked on a programme to sensitise families on the importance of having their children registered so as to allow them contribute positively to the country's development once grown up.
Speaking in Mkushi's Fiwila area during the Anglican Women's Conference, Bishop Kamukwamba said the most affected were those people living in rural areas, which was why the church was trying to fill the gap by going to rural areas.
He said the Church would continue to work with the Government through the national registration office to see how best to resolve lack of registration of children.
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