19 000 deaths registered during 2018/19 financial year

04 Jun 2019 17:00pm
WINDHOEK, 04 JUN (NAMPA) – The Ministry of Home Affairs has registered 19 000 deaths during the 2018/19 financial year.
This was revealed by the ministry’s Acting Executive Director, Collens Muleke, who said the death statistics were successfully documented through e-death notification system which was launched in 2018.
Speaking at a handover ceremony of 25 computers to the ministry by Old Mutual Namibia, Muleke said e-death is a new component of the civil registration and identity management system in Namibia.
“These computers will be rolled out to hospitals and mortuaries around the country as many of them do not have enough equipment to successfully execute this process to its core,” said Muleke.
At the same event, Old Mutual Group Chief Executive Officer, Kosmas Egumbo said the donation is aimed to expand the service delivery capabilities of the digital civil registration and identification system that relates to the management of deaths.
He noted that easy access to information related to death will help the life insurance companies to carry out their mandates efficiently in offering financial security in uncertain times.
“One of the biggest delays we experience as a company is process of acquiring information of the deceased through the multiple channels that existed. However, with the singular e-death system, the work has become easier,” he said.
On her part, the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Maureen Hinda-Mbuende, called on private institutions to meet government halfway in realising the digital civil registration system.