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Relief as Issuance of National IDs Resumes

The National Identification Authority has announced plans to resume the nationwide distribution of National Identity cards many months since the exercise was halted due to Covid19. In a statement last week, NIRA said, “As part of the process to reopen services, NIRA has commenced a National ID card issuance exercise in

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Thugs Break Into NIRA Offices, Computers, Cameras Stolen

On Tuesday night, a gang of thieves broke into  the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) offices in Luweero, making off with a number of items. According to the NIRA spokesperson Gilbert Kadilo the thugs stole seven laptops and one desktop computer containing the registration details of applicants for National ID

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MPs Call for Forensic Audit on National Identification and Registration Authority

Legislators have adopted a report recommending a forensic audit of the national identification registration of learners undertaken by the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA). The report of the Committee on Defence and Internal affairs on the petition and oversight visits on operations of the National Identification and Registration Authority recommended

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Prime Minister to Brief Parliament on National ID Process

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda to make a statement on the persistent concerns raised by legislators on the cumbersome process of acquiring National identifications (IDs). “This issue was discussed in the last sitting and we made a resolution that the ID processing should be decentralized but

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Govt Starts Mass Registration of Pupils for National IDs

Government has launched the mass registration of school-going children between the ages of five to 16 with the aim of issuing them with national Identity cards. The exercise will be carried out by the ministries of Education and Internal Affairs and National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) The launch of the exercise

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11 Million Sim-cards Verified

Security minister Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde has revealed that some 11 million sim-cards have been verified, about 10 days to the May 19 deadline for sim-card registration. Lt Gen Tumukunde spoke to reporters at Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) offices in Bugolobi along side UCC boss Eng Godfrey Mutabazi. Tumukunde also explained that

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