MBALE. The Electoral Commission has started distribution of national Identity Cards in eastern Uganda.
During the launch of the exercise at the Cricket Grounds in Mbale Town on Monday, the EC officer in charge of eastern region, Mr Umar Kiyimba, said 767,575 identity cards out of 796,184, would be distributed in Elgon and Sipi areas.
“Only those that were registered and meet the requirements will get their cards,” Mr Kiyimba said.
Mr Kiyimba said the issuance of the IDs will be free and at the polling stations where the voters have registered to vote from.
Internal Affairs minister Aronda Nyakairima (RIP), explained that fresh registration of persons, who missed, will be conducted after the 2016 general election.
Energy minister Irene Muloni, who was the chief guest, said the national IDs will enable EC conduct free and fair elections because there will be no ghost voter in the register.