Osama Nizeyimana lost his mother in 2014 and has always wanted to de-register her from the public registry but the long distance to the sector office and attached fees made him wait for over four years.
Nizeyimana who lives in Juru, Gahini Sector in Kayonza District was finally able to get this service free of charge once the services were brought closer to his village.
During the launch of the family month campaign in the Eastern Province which took place in Juru cell of Gahini Sector in Kayonza, a community outreach was conduct by the district offering services to the public free of charge.
This year’s campaign under the theme of ‘building a family that we deserve’ will run from May 24 – June 24. During this period local leaders will conduct awareness on family values, culture, fighting crime and community outreach by taking certain services to the people in their communities. Among the services to be provided freely is registration of children and de-registration of the deceased.
Launching the family month in Juru Sector, the Mayor of Kayonza District, Jean Claude Murenzi called for the public to avoid conflict in families and build strong family bonds. He said that a family without conflicts is the basis of development.
The Mayor noted that during the family month they will bring related services closer to the community calling on the public to utilize the opportunity and access those services.
Julienne Gakwavu from SOS, an organisation that cares for children urged parents to put more efforts in caring for their children and ensure their rights are respected. She said that children should be registered with local authorities when they are born so that they can get what they are entitled to.