Uganda: New upgraded national IDs to cost taxpayers Shs600b

Published: 10/Aug/2022
Source: The Monitor (Kampala)

By Derrick Wandera & Peter Sserugo

The government has set aside Shs600b for renewal of the National ID, which starts in June next year.

Addressing the media yesterday, Minister of Internal Affairs Kahinda Otafiire said the money would be used to purchase high-tech machines that  will make improved national IDs with a chip that can identify people’s eyes and recognise their DNA.

“This is a very huge task so this money will be used for paying the people registering, buying equipment and facilitating the process at large.  The renewal of IDs will be free but those that want to do it online, they will have to pay Shs50,000,” Gen Otafiire said.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Uganda
Year: 2022