Ugandans To Register For New National ID’s In June Next Year
By MELANIE AANYU
The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) will start a new round of the national identity card registration exercise for all Ugandans in June next year, as the current IDs expire in 2024.
The new National ID will contain several new features, but will contain most of the bio data already captured, including the current NIN.
The cards will be issued free of charge, except for those who will be seeking express processing.
The Internal Affairs Minister, General Kahinda Otafiire disclosed the details of the new ID plan while speaking to journalists at the government-owned Media Center on Tuesday.
He explained that the current National IDs have a life span of ten years, which is elapsing in 2024. Otafiire revealed that in 2024, the country will migrate to improved and user-friendly National IDs due to the improvement in technology and demands of modernity.