All Parishes to have ID Distribution Equipment by April 30

Internal Affairs ministry sets April 30th to complete the distribution of National ID registration equipment to all parishes countrywide.

This follows reports of slow distribution of equipment with several parishes said to have failed to start registration due to lack of equipment

Ministry spokesperson Pamella Ankunda says they are behind the clock to ensure that parishes that have not yet received registration equipment are supplied with the machines soon so that the registration process can be kick-started there to be able to beat the August 2014 deadline when all Uganda are expected to have registered for the IDs.

She yet again urges the public to embrace the process for its importance in national planning and curbing security threats among other advantages.


Story by Simon Peter Senyondo


The Ministry of Internal Affairs also threw more light on the perplexing question of registering only persons above 16 years for the National ID, saying plans are underway to also register citizens below 16 years after the ongoing 4-months mass registration exercise in August.

The project to be called “Continuous Registration” will also see Ugandans in the Diaspora registered with citizens below 16 years (1-15yrs), after the ongoing mass registration of citizens 16+.

Meanwhile, the ministry of Internal Affairs warns the public against duplicate identity cards on the streets of Kampala bearing initials of the Citizens National Card adding that they are not acceptable in society.

The cards have been on the streets for a long time supplied at a cost of 2000 – 5000 shillings each but have been rejected by banks and several other institutions.

Now, the Internal Affairs ministry spokesperson Pamella Ankunda says by September they hope that all the duplicate cards will be off the market following the supply of Legal National ID in August this year.

She notes that the duplicate IDs are supplied by self-seekers adding that they are not legal documents anywhere in society.

This in an Interview with Radio One.