STATEMENT BY C. NEILEH DAITOUAH, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE CENTER FOR NATIONAL DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS AGENCY/NATIONAL ARCHIVES ON THE OCCASION OF THE OBSERVANCE OF THE FIRST CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS (CRVS) DAY- AUGUST 10, 2018

FELLOW COLLEAGUES, MEMBER OF THE PRESS. DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. I BRING YOU GREETINGS AND BEST WISHES ON BEHALF OF THE CENTER FOR NATIONAL DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS AGENCY, THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF THE REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA, ON THE OBSERVANCE OF THIS FIRST CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTIC DAY HELD IN LIBERIA UNDER THE GLOBAL THEME: PROMOTING INNOVATIVE UNIVERSAL CIVIL RESGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS SYSTEM FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE AND BETTER LIVES. THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF THE REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA, IS VERY PLEASED TO BE A PART OF GOVERNMENT OF LIBERIA, MINISTRIES AND AGENCIES, INVITED BY YOU, TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS HISTORIC OBSERVANCE OF THE FIRST CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS (CRVS) DAY IN LIBERIA; AS WELL AS, OTHER MEMBER STATES OF THE AFRICAN UNION (A.U), ON THIS 10TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2018- IN THE CITY OF MONROVIA. DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT IS INDEED WITH GREAT PLEASURE AND A PLEASANT DUTY FOR ME TO SPEAK TO YOU ON THE TOPIC: WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANCE OF MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE CERTIFICATES. FIRST AND FOREMOST, IT IS IMPORTANT TO STATE WHAT IS MARRIAGE? • MAGGIAGE IS THE CEREMONY BY WHICH A MAN AND WOMAN BECOMES HUSBAND AND WIFE. GOD ALMIGHTY INSTITUTED MARRIAGE INTENDED FOR A MAN AND WOMAN TO REMAIN MARRIED AS LONG THEY BOTH SHOULD LIVE. LET ME PROVIDE YOU WITH THE EMERGENCE OF MARRIAGE FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT (EPHISIAN 5:31), WHICH STATES: “FOR THIS REASON A MAN WILL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND UNITE WITH HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE”; WHICH ALSO IS THE BEGINNING OF FAMILY LIFE. THEREFORE, THE IMPORTANCE OF MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES CANNOT BE OVER EMPHASIZED DUE TO THE FACT, IT IS A LEGAL INSTRUMENT OR TOOL USED TO SUBSTANTIATES AND VILIDATES A MARRIAGE BETWEEN A MAN AND WOMAN IN KEEPPING WITH LAW. BECAUSE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES IN CONTEMPORARY TIME, NO MARRIAGE CAN BE OFFICIATED WITHOUT MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES, BY EITHER AN ORDAINED CLERGY, JUDGE OF CIRCUIT COURT, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND MAGISTRATE. • DIVORCE IS THE UNDESIRED ENDING OR DISSOLUTION OF A MARRIAGE BETWEEN HUSBND AND WIFE AS DECLARED BY A COURT OF LAW. THEREFORE, DIVORCE CERTIFICATE IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT IS THE INSTRUMENT OR TOOL BY LAW WHICH ESTABLISHES AND SUBSTANTIATES THE END OR DISSOLUTION OF A MARRIAGE BETWEEN HUSBAND AND WIFE. WITHOUT DIVORCE CERTIFICATE, NO MARRIAGE CAN BE BROUGHT TO AN END OR CONSIDERED BROKEN. DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENETLEMEN, IN VIEW THEREOF, LET ME STATE THAT MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE CERTIFICATES ARE IMPORTANT INSTRUMENT TO CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS SYSTEM FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE AND BETTER LIVES. DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENETLEMENT, IN CONSIDERATION THEREOF, HOWEVER, I HAVE THE DISTINCT HONOR TO INFORM YOU ABOUT ROLE THE NATIONAL ARCHVES HAVE TO PLAY IN THE COLLECTION, PRESERVATION AND PROMOTION OF VITAL STATISTICS TO POSITIVELY IMPACT GOOD GOVERNANCE IN LIBERIA. PLEASE JOIN ME AS TOGETHER WE EXPLORE THE ROLE OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES WITH REGARD TO PUBLIC RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS, SPECIFICALLY, AS IT RELATES TO THEIR COLLECTION, MANAGEMENT, AND PRESERVATION OF MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES/LICENSES ISSUANCE AS WELL AS DIVORCEMENT REGISTRATION. THESE VITAL DOCUMENTS NEED BE TREATED CAREFULLY, RESPECTFULLY, AND WITH DIGNITY. THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES SHARE GREATLY THIS RESPONSIBILITY AND IS COMMENTED TO PLAYING HER ROLE. THE ARCHIVES SERVE AS A RESOVOIR AND POWERHOUSE FOR THE TRANSMITTION OF VITAL INFORMATION TO SATIFY THE DEMAND FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION, RESEARCH, AND OTHER SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES. IT ALSO SERVES AS A HOST THAT PROVIDES SHELTER FOR THE LONG TERM PRESERVATION OF IMPORTANT RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. IT KEEPS, PROTECTS, AND PROMOTES THE NATIONAL IDENTITY AND PRIDE OF OUR PEOPLE. FINALLY, IT IS THE LIVING MEMORY FOR THE PAST, PRESENT, AND THE FUTURE HERITAGE OF THE NATION. NOW THEREFORE, THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES WHEN IT COMES TO THE COLLECTION, MANGEMENT, AND PRESERVATION OF PUBLIC RECORDS, ESPECIALLY, VITAL STATISTICAL RECORDS, CANNOT BE UNDERESTIMATED. THIS IS WHY THE ROLE OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES IS CENTRAL AND CARDINAL WHEN IT COMES TO THE COLLECTION, MANAGEMENT, PRESERVATION, AND USAGE FOR VITAL STATISTICAL RECORD SYSTEM IN PROMOTING GOOD GOVERNANCE. THIS PUNCTUATES, AND UNDERSCORES THE NEED FOR GOOD RECORD KEEPING PRACTICES TO BE OBSERVED BY ALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIIONS. GOOD RECORD KEEPING HELPS TO PROMOTE TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND GOOD GOVERNANCE; WHILE POOR RECORDS KEEPING PROMOTES CORRUPTION, BAD GOVERNANCE, AND DEPRIVES CITIZENS ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND EDUCATION. TO REMEDY THIS SITUATION, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES BE FULLY CAPACITATED AND SUPPORTED TO ACHIEVE THIS VITAL NATIIONAL GOAL. THIS REQUIRES THAT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES BE EQUIPPED LOGISTICALLY, INFRASTRUCTORALLY, AND FINANCIALLY TO SUPPORT THE MUCH NEEDED HUMAN CAPACITY BUILDING, AND PROMOTE COORDINATION AND MUTUAL COOPERATION WITH RELATED VITAL STATISTICAL INSTITUTIONS. THE SUCCESS OF THIS WILL REST SQUARELY UPON LEGISLATIVE POWER TO ENFORCE COMPLIANCE TO VITAL STATISTICAL REGULATIIONS AND CONTROL. DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENTLESMEN, IT IS NECESSARY THAT INSTITUTIONAL LEADERS AND ADMINISTRATIONS ADOPT AN INNOVATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO ASSISTING NATIONAL GOVERNMENT SOLVE THE CHALLENGES FACED IN PROMOTING CIVIL REGISTRATION AND AN EFFECTIVE VITAL STATISTICAL SYSTEM TO BETTER THE LIVES OF THEIR CITIZENS THEREBY PROMOTING GOOD GOVERNANCE NATIONALLY, AND UNIVERSALLY. DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I ASSURE YOU THAT WITH THE NECESSARY SUPPORT AND COOPERATION, THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES STANDS READY TO COOPERATE WITH RELEVENT GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES AND AGENCIES TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THIS NOBLE INSTITUTION. IN MANY LIBERIAN ETHICS THERE IS A SIMPLE, BUT PROFOUND SAYING. “THE PERSONS WHO DOES NOT REMEMBER IS NOT A HUMAN BEING.” LET ALL OF US TODAY RESOLVE TO EQUIP AND SUPPORT OUR NATIONAL ARCHIVES SO THAT IT KEEPS THE RECORDS OF OUR LIBERIAN HERITAGE CONSTANTLY FRESH BEFORE US, AND CONVEY TO GENERATIONS UNBORN THE NOBLE ACHIEVEMNTS OF THEIR ANCESTORS. WE ARE ALL HUMAN BEINGS – LET US NEVER FORGET TO REMEMBER! THANK YOU.

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FELLOW COLLEAGUES, MEMBER OF THE PRESS. DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. I BRING YOU GREETINGS AND BEST WISHES ON BEHALF OF THE CENTER FOR NATIONAL DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS AGENCY, THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF THE REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA, ON THE OBSERVANCE OF THIS FIRST CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTIC DAY HELD IN LIBERIA UNDER THE GLOBAL THEME: PROMOTING INNOVATIVE UNIVERSAL CIVIL RESGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS SYSTEM FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE AND BETTER LIVES. THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF THE REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA, IS VERY PLEASED TO BE A PART OF GOVERNMENT OF LIBERIA, MINISTRIES AND AGENCIES, INVITED BY YOU, TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS HISTORIC OBSERVANCE OF THE FIRST CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS (CRVS) DAY IN LIBERIA; AS WELL AS, OTHER MEMBER STATES OF THE AFRICAN UNION (A.U), ON THIS 10TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2018- IN THE CITY OF MONROVIA. 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BECAUSE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES IN CONTEMPORARY TIME, NO MARRIAGE CAN BE OFFICIATED WITHOUT MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES, BY EITHER AN ORDAINED CLERGY, JUDGE OF CIRCUIT COURT, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND MAGISTRATE. • DIVORCE IS THE UNDESIRED ENDING OR DISSOLUTION OF A MARRIAGE BETWEEN HUSBND AND WIFE AS DECLARED BY A COURT OF LAW. THEREFORE, DIVORCE CERTIFICATE IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT IS THE INSTRUMENT OR TOOL BY LAW WHICH ESTABLISHES AND SUBSTANTIATES THE END OR DISSOLUTION OF A MARRIAGE BETWEEN HUSBAND AND WIFE. WITHOUT DIVORCE CERTIFICATE, NO MARRIAGE CAN BE BROUGHT TO AN END OR CONSIDERED BROKEN. DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENETLEMEN, IN VIEW THEREOF, LET ME STATE THAT MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE CERTIFICATES ARE IMPORTANT INSTRUMENT TO CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS SYSTEM FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE AND BETTER LIVES. DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENETLEMENT, IN CONSIDERATION THEREOF, HOWEVER, I HAVE THE DISTINCT HONOR TO INFORM YOU ABOUT ROLE THE NATIONAL ARCHVES HAVE TO PLAY IN THE COLLECTION, PRESERVATION AND PROMOTION OF VITAL STATISTICS TO POSITIVELY IMPACT GOOD GOVERNANCE IN LIBERIA. PLEASE JOIN ME AS TOGETHER WE EXPLORE THE ROLE OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES WITH REGARD TO PUBLIC RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS, SPECIFICALLY, AS IT RELATES TO THEIR COLLECTION, MANAGEMENT, AND PRESERVATION OF MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES/LICENSES ISSUANCE AS WELL AS DIVORCEMENT REGISTRATION. THESE VITAL DOCUMENTS NEED BE TREATED CAREFULLY, RESPECTFULLY, AND WITH DIGNITY. THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES SHARE GREATLY THIS RESPONSIBILITY AND IS COMMENTED TO PLAYING HER ROLE. THE ARCHIVES SERVE AS A RESOVOIR AND POWERHOUSE FOR THE TRANSMITTION OF VITAL INFORMATION TO SATIFY THE DEMAND FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION, RESEARCH, AND OTHER SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES. IT ALSO SERVES AS A HOST THAT PROVIDES SHELTER FOR THE LONG TERM PRESERVATION OF IMPORTANT RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. IT KEEPS, PROTECTS, AND PROMOTES THE NATIONAL IDENTITY AND PRIDE OF OUR PEOPLE. FINALLY, IT IS THE LIVING MEMORY FOR THE PAST, PRESENT, AND THE FUTURE HERITAGE OF THE NATION. NOW THEREFORE, THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES WHEN IT COMES TO THE COLLECTION, MANGEMENT, AND PRESERVATION OF PUBLIC RECORDS, ESPECIALLY, VITAL STATISTICAL RECORDS, CANNOT BE UNDERESTIMATED. THIS IS WHY THE ROLE OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES IS CENTRAL AND CARDINAL WHEN IT COMES TO THE COLLECTION, MANAGEMENT, PRESERVATION, AND USAGE FOR VITAL STATISTICAL RECORD SYSTEM IN PROMOTING GOOD GOVERNANCE. THIS PUNCTUATES, AND UNDERSCORES THE NEED FOR GOOD RECORD KEEPING PRACTICES TO BE OBSERVED BY ALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIIONS. 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