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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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MPs decry delays in issuance of national IDs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has been urged to revise its approach in the issuance of National Identity Cards. A number of legislators have observed that the process is cumbersome and subjecting Ugandans to untold suffering. Several MPs also observed that they had spent more than a year …

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NIRA lacking data recovery plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) lacks a disaster recovery plan in the event data is lost. NIRA officials were on Tuesday appearing before the Parliamentary committee on Commissions Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) to answer to queries raised by the Auditor …

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NIRA tasked to explain tedious registration process

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA), has been put to task to justify the tedious process of getting National Identity Cards, which has left Ugandans frustrated. The matter came up this morning as officials from the authority appeared before Parliament’s committee on Commissions …

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COMMENT: A case for a bold economics

  Will economists prove more helpful today, when the challenges are as pressing as the Great Depression? COMMENT | DANI RODRIK | At the end of 1933, John Maynard Keynes sent a remarkable public letter to U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR had taken office earlier that year, in the midst …

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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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More than 1500 People Fail to Get National IDs in Moroto

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,700 people who registered for National Identity Cards-Ids in Moroto have not received them to questionable bio data their provided during the enrollment exercise. They include 623 children and 1,164 adults. The most affected are people from Rupa, Katikekile and Tapac Sub …

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Kadaga raps gov’t over disruption of house business

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has criticized the decision by government to hold the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party Parliamentary Caucus retreat in the course of business in the house. NRM legislators who are the majority in the house are expected to converge …

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NSSF MD: Clients reluctant to update their details

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Most subscribers to the National Social Security Fund-NSSF are reluctant to update their details. The NSSF Managing Director, Richard Patrick Byarugaba disclosed this during their Western Region Client’s meeting in Masaka on Tuesday. He explained that their records show that only 36 percent of …

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‘Newly issued E-Passports lack vital information’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The newly issued East African Community E-passports lack some vital National Identification and Registration Authority-NIRA bio data of the holders, URN has learnt.  The E-passports contain a chip, which should ideally carry the bio data of the holders including the names, date of birth, …

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