Outdated NIRA machines leave 10m Ugandans without IDs

Nira executive director Rosemary Kisembo (2nd right front row) demonstrates how the Nira data system works to members of the parliamentary Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs during their visit to the Nira offices in Kololo, Kampala, yesterday. PHOTO/ DAVID LUBOWA

What you need to know:

  • The authority needs about Shs60 billion to procure identity cards and an additional Shs70 billion to set up Nira offices in selected districts.

At least 10 million Ugandans face an anxious wait before they can get their National Identity cards. Daily Monitor can reveal that the delay is occasioned by obsolete machines at the National Identification and Registration Authority (Nira) and lack of funds to procure nine million cards to print the identity cards.

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