LESOTHO Civil Registration & Vital statistics System. Prepared by M. Likoti & M. Makoa. Introduction. Vital events are regulated under the following Legal frameworks; Births and death Act 1973 Marriage Act 1974 Statistics Act 2001 Local Government Act 1997
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M. Likoti & M. Makoa
Vital events are regulated under the following
Births and death Act 1973
Marriage Act 1974
Statistics Act 2001
Local Government Act 1997
Policies – orphaned and vulnerable children 2006
UN Convention on the rights of the child
The African charter on the rights of the child
Implementing & supporting institutions are;
Ministry of Local Government (Department of Births and deaths)
Ministry of Finance and development Planning ( Bureau of Statistics)
Ministry of Health & Social Welfare ( Department of Social Welfare)
Other agencies (Development partners & private sectors)
Civil registration is coordinated in the Office of Registrar of births and deaths.
Production of Vital statistics report is the responsibility of DLSS division at BOS.
Information on the occurrence of births , deaths, marriages and divorces, as well as relevant characteristics of the events and of the persons concerned is collected from the districts.
The information is manually entered, compiled, analyzed, and disseminated in a statistical form by the BOS.
Name, District, village,
ward, sex, date of birth & where it occurred, occupation and nationality of the father, age of the mother, number of children ever born and their survival status etc
Name, District, village,
ward, sex, date of death, occupation and nationality of the father, age at death and cause of death etc.
Name of parties, District of solemnization, age sex & marital status of the bride and groom, date of solemnization, type of marriage and marriage banns
Name of parties, Age, sex, educational level, place of residence & occupation of the plaintiff & defendant, type, date & duration of marriage, date when divorce was granted & reasons for divorce
Orphans & vulnerable children
District, village, Age, sex, educational and residential status of the child, survival status of parents and socio-economic background characteristics of the parents.
P.O Box 455
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.bos.gov.ls