Govt Set to Start Issuing National IDs to prisoners

Government has confirmed that all is set to roll out the registration and issuance of national identity cards to Uganda prison jailbirds.

According to State minister of state for internal affairs Obiga Kania said that law does not bar government from issuing IDs to prisoners and that they are waiting for the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) to finalise issuing national identity cards to school children and Ugandans abroad.

Though mps were not satisfied with government’s decision to start with Ugandans abroad and exclude Prisoners Obiga said registering prisoners has a lot of modalities that need to be followed.

However the prisons commissioner general Johnson Byabashaija said they will need to first sort out those without IDs since some are imprisoned with nationals IDs.

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