Rant: unnecessary information that is asked often

#1
I have been doing a lot of form filling both soft and hard copies and there are some fields which i think are really irrelevant in this part of the world. Address for instance, utapata mtu anaishi kayole plot sijui iko wapi na anaulizwa address, further more mtu hana post office box, what do guys normally fill in these fields, alafu unapata eti ni mandatory. Utaona wengine wanaitisha zip code, sasa hio mtu hutoa wapi. Most of this information would not be useful in a case where the individual needs to be tracked down, the addressing system in this country doesn't work, further more people tend to shift often and the postal system is non functional sio kama zile za USA zenye mail box is at your house.

Summary: Some fields should not be included when filling forms.
 

Bigfish1

Village Elder
#5
The info is relevant, you just happen to not have the required data. I agree with you , the only thing that can be useful is postal address. Home address for the Kenyan setup is not logical unless you live in areas like Karen and leafy suburbs or in apartments . We are very disorderly when it comes to this address issue, and it gets worse if you are on or around the poverty line.
 

Mjasusi

Village Elder
#9
The info is relevant, you just happen to not have the required data. I agree with you , the only thing that can be useful is postal address. Home address for the Kenyan setup is not logical unless you live in areas like Karen and leafy suburbs or in apartments . We are very disorderly when it comes to this address issue, and it gets worse if you are on or around the poverty line.
I hear they are in the process of mapping out the country. Soon we may be able to fill all details in that form... hopefully.
 

uwesmake

Village Sponsor
#12
I have been doing a lot of form filling both soft and hard copies and there are some fields which i think are really irrelevant in this part of the world. Address for instance, utapata mtu anaishi kayole plot sijui iko wapi na anaulizwa address, further more mtu hana post office box, what do guys normally fill in these fields, alafu unapata eti ni mandatory. Utaona wengine wanaitisha zip code, sasa hio mtu hutoa wapi. Most of this information would not be useful in a case where the individual needs to be tracked down, the addressing system in this country doesn't work, further more people tend to shift often and the postal system is non functional sio kama zile za USA zenye mail box is at your house.

Summary: Some fields should not be included when filling forms.

naona ume apply ile visa lottery ya USA
 

LuthuliMafia

Senior Villager
#16
I have been doing a lot of form filling both soft and hard copies and there are some fields which i think are really irrelevant in this part of the world. Address for instance, utapata mtu anaishi kayole plot sijui iko wapi na anaulizwa address, further more mtu hana post office box, what do guys normally fill in these fields, alafu unapata eti ni mandatory. Utaona wengine wanaitisha zip code, sasa hio mtu hutoa wapi. Most of this information would not be useful in a case where the individual needs to be tracked down, the addressing system in this country doesn't work, further more people tend to shift often and the postal system is non functional sio kama zile za USA zenye mail box is at your house.

Summary: Some fields should not be included when filling forms.
Methinks Mposta launched an easy way to use yoir phone number as address.
 

Archimedes

Senior Villager
#18
Kama watu wa jiji mko na shida kujaza hizo forms... watu wa gichagi je??
pale kila mtu anajaza P. O. Box ya shule iko karibu tu ama ya chief
 
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