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NIRA Set for Mass Citizen Enrolment, ID Renewal

The National Identification Registration Authority is to begin nationwide enrolment and renewal exercise for national identification cards in June this year.

Rosemary Kisembo the Executive Director of NIRA highlighted that the exercise will take place at the NIRA centers and at all the 10,717 parishes in the country.

She also noted that for the recruitment of registration assistants, one must have a minimum Advance Certificate of Education (UACE) and must be speaking the local languages of the district one is making an application.

During the renewal exercise, NIRA will fast track all persons aged of 16 because NIRA’s register is an input into the voter’s register but not the voter’s register.

The government seeks to renew over 15 million IDs and issue more than 17 million new ones by January 2025.

The government first introduced the national IDs in 2014 and 2015 before the 2016 polls with a 10-year validity. This implies that the IDs will expire in August 2024 and June 2025.

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