Date Set for Issuance of National Identity Cards

The Uganda government will in December start issuing national identity cards to their citizens, check Chimp Corps report.

This was revealed by Internal Affairs Minister Gen Aronda Nyakairima on Sunday while announcing the programme for the commencement of the exercise for issuance of National Identity Cards.

“The processing of data and production of National Identity Cards for Ugandan citizens who registered during the above exercises has progressed well, information pills and the issuance of the National Identity Cards to Ugandan citizens will commence on Wednesday, 3rd December 2014,” said Aronda.

“The issuance exercise will be preceded by a launch ceremony on Tuesday 2nd December, 2014, which will be presided over by H.E. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of The Republic of Uganda,” he added.

“Thereafter, the first batch of cards will be issued to those Ugandan citizens who successfully registered at enrolment centers in Kampala Capital City.”

Government says I.Ds will enable authorities crack down on crime and deal with immigration challenges.

The National Identity Card is also seen as a long-awaited intervention in addressing the challenge of citizen identification, and will enable the Government to plan properly and provide easy access to a wide range of social services and facilities.

The exercise of enrolling Ugandan citizens at the parish level for the National Identity Cards, commenced on April 14, 2014.

At the closure of registration at the parish on 11th August 2014, Aronda said 14,800,000 (representing 82 percent) of the targeted 18,000,000 million citizens had been registered.

On August 12, the continuous registration exercise, which is based at the sub county, commenced, and over 776,000 applicants have been registered.

“This brings the total number of citizens registered to 15,576,000 (representing 86.5 percent) of the targeted population, which leaves an estimated outstanding eligible population of 2,424,000 (representing 13.5 percent),” he added.

The Minister pointed out that the registration exercise continues until February 27 2014, and provides opportunity for such persons to register for the National Identity Card.

Aronda emphasised that the issuance in other districts will be carried out progressively over the next 9 months and that the Roadmap for the progressive issuance will be unveiled at the launch ceremony.


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