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Thugs break into Mbale NIRA offices

Mbale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Mbale is hunting for unknown thugs who broke into the offices of the National Identification and Registration Authority- NIRA. The offices are located at Half London ward Northern city division.  Rogers Taitika, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson says that the thugs broke into …

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Banks tighten identification procedures to curb illicit money transfers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Financial Intelligence Authority-FIA has downplayed the significance of notices being sent to some customers of commercial banks informing them of the identification requirements when making transactions with their banks. Some customers of some banks have been receiving notifications such as, “Dear Customer, as a …

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NIRA to distribute 1.8 million unclaimed national IDs

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The National Identification and Registration Authority-NIRA is set to distribute over 1.8 million national identification cards-IDs that haven’t been collected by their owners. According to NIRA, some of the national identity cards have been with the authority since 2014. The nationwide issuance of the …

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National IDs being exchanged for booze in Agago

Agago, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Local residents of Tenge parish in Geregere Sub County, Agago district have been accused of bartering their national identity cards in exchange for crude alcohol. The Olube Central village LCI Chairperson Vincent Too-Obineka tell URN of a growing wave of complaints being raised against …

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Politicians rush to realign names ahead of nominations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 140 politicians have applied for a change in names to correspond with their academic papers ahead of the 2021 elections. Some of those rushing to realign their names are Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu, the president of the National Unity Platform (NUP), Gen Mugisha Muntu, …

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Northern region football association seeks UGX 75M for activities

Lira, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Northern Regional Football Association is seeking 75 Million Shillings for their activities for the new season. The funds are meant for organizing women football tournaments, paying salaries for the regional staffs and office rent in all the districts in both Lango and Acholi sub-regions.  …

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5,500 Entebbe residents pick national IDs at temporary NIRA centres

Entebbe, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A total of 5,600 residents of Entebbe municipality picked their National Identity Cards at the temporary centres stationed at Katabi and the municipal council offices.   Katabi town council and Entebbe Municipal Council offices were among the 15 centres that the National Identification and Registration Authority …

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NIRA to issue over 150,000 National IDs to Wakiso residents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Identification Registration Authority-NIRA has finalized arrangements to distribute over 150,000 national identification cards to Wakiso residents that hadn’t been collected by the beginning of the lockdown. The distribution exercise which is scheduled to start tomorrow will take place at selected centers in …

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NIRA hunts for new executive director as Gama is asked to leave

Kampala, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Judy Obitre Gama, the Executive Director National Identification and Registration Authority-NIRA will vacate office immediately the process to replace her starts. Gama, who has been at the helm of the Authority since 2015, will not have her contract renewed on the orders of President …

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