Uganda: Museveni sacks NIRA boss over incompetence, corruption at body

Published: 6/Jun/2020
Source: Nile Post (Kampala)

President Museveni has sacked the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) Executive Director Judy Obitre-Gama over alleged incompetence and corruption by the Authority.

The NIRA board had written to President Museveni prior, citing that Obitre-Gama’s contract was about to expire, and therefore recommending a renew of the same. However, Museveni said he could not renew Obitre-Gama’s contract citing incompetence at the authority.

He said NIRA needed someone who understands the profession better. “I have been informed that the contract of the current Executive Director is due to expire. Given the problems faced by NIRA especially, relating to the issuance of national identity card, there is need to identify new Executive Director, especially with an Information Technology background,” Museveni reportedly wrote in a recent letter.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Uganda
Year: 2020