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Automated birth, death certificates launched

His Majesty King Letsie III

July 18, 2021 3 min read

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IN commemoration of His Majesty King Letsie III’s 58th birthday, the Ministry of Home Affairs launched an automated birth and death certificate registration method.

The launch was held on Saturday at Scott Hospital in Morija where the official birthday celebration was hosted.

Speaking at the event, the Minister of Home Affairs, Motlalentoa Letsosa said the ministry is trying as much as possible to shift away from the manual application of both birth and death certificates, adding that with the new automated system, the said documents are readily obtainable.  

He said upon the birth of a child at a government health facility, the child is officially registered and issued with a birth certificate at that very moment, unlike in the past when the birth certificate was issued at a later stage.

Mr Letsosa said with the new system, when someone dies, their death certificate is also issued immediately.

For his part, the Principal Chief of Matsieng, Chief Seeiso Bereng Seeiso applauded the ministry for the initiative, pleading with the nation to make better use of the new facility.  

“With proper records, the government will be put into light on national development plans,” he said.
Chief Seeiso who is also the younger brother of His Majesty wished the King a happy birthday, saying the nation is always praying God to give him the power and wisdom to lead his people.

Also present at the event were the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, cabinet members, the Vice President of the Senate, former members of the cabinet and government officials.
King Letsie III, born Mohato David Bereng Seeiso in July, 17, 1963 is the King of Lesotho.

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He succeeded his father, His Majesty the late King Moshoeshoe II, when the latter was forced into exile in 1990.
He was educated in the United Kingdom at the Ample Forth College.

He thereafter graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law at the National University of Lesotho (NUL).

He then went on to study at the University of Bristol in England where he graduated with a Diploma in English Legal Studies in 1986.

He thereafter proceeded to Cambridge where he studied Development Studies in 1989 and then the Wye College where studied Agricultural Economics. LeNA

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