2.4 million Ugandans don’t have national IDs

Published: 7/Feb/2019
Source: Daily Monitor (Kampala)

By Misairi Thembo Kahungu

Kampala. At least 2.4m Ugandans aged 16 and above have not enrolled for the National Identity Cards, Daily Monitor can reveal.

These include 585,265 people whose application for National IDs has been queried because they provided insufficient and inconsistent information, or have gaps in their documentations.

The data this newspaper has obtained from the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) indicates that a total of 17,558,052 National IDs have been printed since the enrollment between 2013 when the exercise started to January 2019.

The 17,558,052 people whose National IDs have been printed are 74.05 per cent of the 23,710,691 Ugandans who have been allocated National Identification Numbers (NINs) by NIRA.

NIRA has stated that of the 23.7m people allocated NINs, there are 6,514,694 children aged between five and 15 years that were enrolled allocated NIMs from schools in 2017 and the rest are children whose data has been captured in routine birth registrations.

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Themes: Birth Registration, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Uganda
Year: 2019