Home Affairs Ministry issues National ID to Hakahana fire victims

By Martha Nangombe

THE Home Affairs Ministry has stepped forward to provide much-needed assistance to the Kainda and Hamunyela families, who lost their national documents and belongings in a devastating fire in Hakahana, Windhoek.

The fire, which destroyed their home and belongings, left the family without important identifying documents, such as eight birth certificates and three identity cards.

Recognizing the critical need to assist people affected by such calamities, the Ministry cancelled all costs and promptly issued replica birth certificates and identity cards to the families free of charge. This gesture is part of the Ministry’s national bulk registration programme.

As part of this plan, the Ministry has committed funds to exclude at least 500 people per Constituency from the requirement for birth certificates and ID cards. This includes people from disadvantaged backgrounds and those affected by calamities such as fires.

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