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Vital events (or civil) registration has important uses for individuals, societies and the Government. For individuals, copies of registration records can be used as legal documents for evidentiary purposes. Information compiled from registration records are needed for administrative applications such as public health programmes and the electoral roll. It also serves as the starting point for a number of operational programmes, particularly in family planning, medical research, maternal and child care programmes, historical demography, genetic studies and so forth. The establishment of the vital events registration system is inline with the Growth and Transformation Plan.