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15 million Ugandans to renew national IDs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) will undertake a mass enrolment and renewal exercise of National Identification (ID) cards in 2023, the Minister of State for Internal Affairs, Gen. David Muhoozi said. Muhoozi said NIRA will commence the mass enrollment exercise of National IDs in …

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Elderly sue gov’t for discrimination over lack of National IDs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has been sued for allegedly excluding elderly people from accessing Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE), and public health services among others due to lack of national identification cards. The government was sued together with National Identification and Registration Authority-NIRA, by three Civil …

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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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