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NIRA: We are not scrapping current National IDs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Reports circulating on social media detailing a resolution of Uganda’s Cabinet on National Identity Cards (IDs) have been dismissed as untrue. The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) sent out a response on twitter, describing the news as ‘fake news’. “We would like to …

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‘Congolese’ in Uganda struggle without IDs in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu City residents of Congolese origin are struggling to access services due to the lack of Uganda’s National Identity cards. There are more than one hundred Congolese who have for the last twenty-years settled in the different parts of Gulu with the majority in Bardege-Layibi …

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NIRA suspends ID exercise at Mutukula, near Tanzania border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Identification and Registration Authority -NIRA has suspended the National ID registration process in Mutukula, Kyotera district over flaws.  The registration exercise at Mutukula and Kakuuto Sub County, near the Uganda-Tanzania Border, was reportedly marred with gross irregularities, massive extortion and registration of …

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First batch of IDs out

By Flavia Nassaka Controversy on whether data can be used for voters’ register The National Security Information System (NSIS) project says it is finally ready to issue National Identity Cards to one million Ugandans of those who registered in the first phase. Up to 14, 800,000 Ugandans registered in the …

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