The Ministry of Internal Affairs and the multi sectoral stakeholder institutions have decided to end Card Issuance in Kampala on Monday 15th June 2015.
Pamela Ankunda, internal Affairs ministry spokesperson, asked all registered persons to collect their national identity cards at issuance centers in each parish where they registered in Kampala daily starting from 8:00am to 6:00pm until 15th June 2015 weekends inclusive.
The total of 1,224,922 persons was enrolled in Kampala Capital City, and were successfully verified for issuance of National Identity Cards.
Since December 2014 to-date (6 months), 767,040 out of 1,224,922 have picked their National Identity Cards which represents 73%.
The total of 857,257 and 122,107 persons were enrolled in Wakiso and Mpigi Districts respectively, and were successfully verified for issuance of National Identity Cards.
Since February 2015 to-date (4 months), 395,000 and 70,000 have picked their National Identity Cards; 46% and 57% respectively.
“All registered persons are advised to collect their national identity cards at issuance centers in each parish where you registered in Wakiso and Mpigi daily starting from 8:00am to 6:00pm until Tuesday 30th June 2015 weekends inclusive,” Pamela advised.
She said Card Issuance in Wakiso and Mpigi will end on Tuesday 30th June 2015.
She said the registration/enrollment of all citizens of Uganda 16 years and above (16.4 million enrolled); creation of the National Identification Register (NIR) had all been completed while pinting and issuance of National Identity Cards for the Registered Persons (10.1 million printed and 3.1 million issued) were still ongoing.
“Our target is to have all cards printed and issued by the end of September 2015 to all the registered and verified citizens.”
The Ministry of Internal Affairs called upon all registered citizens to adhere to the set timelines and promptly report to pick their cards within the set deadlines.
“We appeal to the general public, and particularly to those in areas that have not yet commenced with issuance, to exercise patience as the (issuance) exercise rolls out to the rest of Uganda.”
The issuance of National Identity Cards to Ugandan citizens was launched by His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Uganda, Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, on 2nd December 2014.
Thereafter, issuance of Identity Cards commenced in Kampala Capital City on 3rd of December.