GIS - 30 August, 2019: A new marriage office of international standards, aiming to cater for the needs of both Mauritians and foreigners as regards the celebration of marriages, was inaugurated, yesterday, at the Ground Floor of the Emmanuel Anquetil Building, in Port Louis, by the Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, Mr Ivan Collendavelloo.
The Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Local Government and Outer Islands and Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo, as well as several ministers and eminent personalities were present.
The Civil Status Division (CSD), in line with Government Policy of achieving a vibrant and result-oriented public sector, embarked on the setting up a marriage office to create a landmark in the public sector by revamping the modus operandi of celebration of marriages in its office.
In his keynote address, Acting Prime Minister Collendavelloo emphasised on the progressive journey of the CSD in digitalising its services and highlighted that Mauritius is among the few countries that have been able to maintain complete records of marriages, births and deaths. He recalled that the Division comprises 33 Civil Status Offices including two in Rodrigues and one in Agalega.
This new marriage office, he added, will contribute in projecting Mauritius as a world-class wedding and honeymoon destination and will be a centre of attraction in the public sector.
Also present at the event, the Minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms, Mr Marie Cyril Eddy Boissézon, commended the CSD for the setting up of the marriage office which, he said, is an innovative project enabling couples to cherish their special day in a memorable place. He further stated that his Ministry will continue to provide its support to the CSD in capacity development and training programmes.
For his part, the Registrar of the Civil Status Division, Mr William Mario Ayelou, spoke of the various projects implemented by the CSD with the aim of improving service delivery. He underlined that new civil status offices will be open in several areas across the country with the objective of bringing services at the doorstep of the population. As regards the new marriage office, he pointed out that it will serve as an apt place for Mauritians and foreigners wishing to get married as well as promote the country as a tourist destination.
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