National ID issuance spreads to city divisions

Issuance of national IDs is set to spread to Kampala’s other divisions this week.
Several people were last week bounced as they went to their parishes hoping to get IDs following the launch on Tuesday.
Now the deputy communications officer of the project Paul Bukenya says starting this week the distribution spreads out to other divisions like Makindye and Nakawa.
He assured the public that all those who registered will be able to get their cards.
Last week, the Minister of Internal Affairs Aronda Nyakairima directed police to arrest whoever picks a national Identity card that does not belong to them.
“Anyone who turns up and the finger prints do not match will be handed over to police for theft,” Gen Aronda told journalists.
Speaking to the media after the launch of the issuance of the national IDs by President Museveni in Kampala on Tuesday, Gen Aronda said the distribution will begin with Kampala and then roll out to other parts of the country.
President Museveni launched the distribution exercise on Tuesday but few people have since showed up to pick their cards. At the Uganda Museum, of more than 1,500 registered people, only 20 had picked their cards by Thursday.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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