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NIRA board chairperson wants changes on National ID replacement system

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The newly appointed board chairperson of the National Identification and Registration Authority(NIRA), James Biribonwa has tasked the authority management to explain the detailed process of National ID replacement and explain why it takes long. Biribonwa, who was presiding at the inaugural NIRA governing board …

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New NIRA board tasked to expedite issuance of identity cards

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Chief Justice has tasked the newly appointed Board Members of the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) to restore confidence among citizens in the issuance of the National Identity Cards. Justice Alphonse Owiny-Dollo said several Ugandans have been left in a state …

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New NIRA board members take oath

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Deputy Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny-Dollo on Thursday presided over the inauguration of the newly appointed board members of the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA). The ceremony took place at High Court in Kampala on Thursday. James Biribonwa, former commissioner of the Electoral Commission is the …

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Internal affairs minister irked by crowds at NIRA offices

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Minister of Internal Affairs Jeje Odongo has expressed concern over the surging crowds seeking services at the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) offices in Kololo.   General Odongo said this while presiding over the inauguration of the new NIRA governing board that took their …

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Joseph N. Biribonwa appointed NIRA board chairperson

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Cabinet has approved the appointment of Joseph N. Biribonwa as the new chairperson of the governing board of the National Identification and Registration Authority(NIRA). The government agency is mandated with the registration of births and deaths in the country as well as developing a …

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National IDs not essential for 2021 polls- Electoral Commission

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | All voters must get their details updated in the National Voters Register as a guarantee that they participate in the 2021 general elections. The call was made this morning by the Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, saying that owning a National Identity …

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188,200 Electronic passports issued so far

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration has so far issued 188,200 electronic passports. The passports also referred to as e-passports are a change from the current machine-readable passports. Brig. Johnson Namanya, the Commissioner for Citizenship and Passport Control on Tuesday gave an update on …

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Ugandans to apply, receive National IDs in South Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans in South Africa are now able to apply and receive National Identity Cards-IDs and passports while there, Uganda Radio Network-URN has learnt. Until recently, Ugandans in South Africa had to travel back home to apply and receive the travel documents. However, Uganda’s High Commissioner …

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PAC calls for fresh probe into Luweero-Rwenzori veterans payments

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament has resolved to conduct further investigations into payments to different beneficiaries under the Luwero-Rwenzori Triangle Initiative, commonly referred to as Akasiimo. PAC Chairperson Nathan Nandala Mafabi tasked the Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Directorate (CID) and the National Identification …

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