A subsidiary of Angel Broadcasting Network (ABN), Angel 102.9fm, Accra made history today when together they registered close to 500 new born.
The station undertook this in collaboration with the Births and Deaths Registry in Accra.
Parents of children, aged between 1 Day and 12 months trooped to the auditorium of the Peace Chapel International at Lapaz where the event took place as early as 5:00am to ensure that their children are registered unto the national roll.
The anxious parents patiently awaited as staff of the Birth and Death Registry and Angel FM, Accra arrived for the event to commence as early as 7:00am.
Acting Registrar for Birth and Death registry, Rev Kingsley Asare Addo who spoke to Angelfmonlinegh.com stressed on the importance of having a birth certificate.
“The identity of an individual starts right from childbirth registration, so it is important we always register our new born…,” he said.
He mentioned that since government needs data to plan, it is important every parent ensures that their new born is registered by the Registry.
“You need a birth certificate to get a job, acquire a passport, visa and other other important documents, so it is important you always get yourself registered even if your parents never did that…,” he said.
Municipalities that benefited from this exercise are; Okaikoi North, Okaikoi South, Okaikoi Central, Ablekuma North, Ga Central and Ga West.
General Manager of Angel FM, Accra, Kwadwo Dickson thanked parents for patronising the event and assured them that Angel FM, Accra and the Birth and Death Registry will continue the exercise in other areas in the city.
“This exercise will not end here but will continue to the end of the year, where and when the exercise will go to other municipality will be communicated so he urged all listeners and viewers of ABN to stay glued to their radio and television,” he assured.
Beneficiaries were grateful to the ABN subsidiary for collaborating with the Birth and Death Registry to ensure that their children get birth certificates.
Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com