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NIRA officials in Jinja city arrested over extortion

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five employees of the National Identification and Registration Authority-NIRA office in Jinja city have been arrested for allegedly extorting money from applicants. Their arrest follows complaints from national identity card applicants, who accuse the suspects of soliciting 20,000 Shillings. The suspects who are detained at …

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Gov’t might take another 8 years before registering all Ugandans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government of Uganda will mostly likely take another eight years before issuing National Identification Numbers-NINs to all citizens. The projection has been made by the newly appointed National Identification and Registration Authority-NIRA Executive Director Rosemary Kisembo as she assumed her new office at the …

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Police building technology interface with NIRA to access data

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In a bid to boost and speed up investigations capacity, Uganda Police Force is building a technology interface with National Identification Registration Authority –NIRA so as to access data for wanted criminals or suspects under investigation. Police’s director for ICT, Felix Baryamwisaki and director Forensic …

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Bobi Wine versus Supreme Court

Withdrawal of presidential election petition leaves `cadre judges’ on the defensive Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | On Feb. 22 former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi in an unsurprising move announced his decision to withdraw his presidential election petition in the Supreme Court in Kampala challenging the declared victory of President …

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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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