Government to issue electronic IDs, the process has already started.
The National Identification and Registrations Authority (NIRA), is in the process of introducing electronic national identity cards to replace the current ones by the year 2024, the Minister for Internal Affairs , Gen Jeje Odong has said.
As the new NIRA Executive Director, Rosemary Kisembo assumed office on Friday 14th May 2021, at the function in Kololo, Odong said the move is already in the pipeline and urged her to ensure it is realized by the year 2024.
“We expect a new and enhanced identity card by 2024. The journey has already begun but we would like you to grab the bull by the horns so that by 2024 we have a new card with an electronic chip and other new features,” Odong said at the function held at the NIRA headquarters in Kololo.
“We want an enhanced national ID that will enable people move to other countries easily but also enable them transact business across the board.” Odongo added.
The Minister for Internal Affairs said the new ID will have new readable features.
“The new ID that we envisage in 2024 will have enhanced features and most likely we will have it digitalized so we will be able to hold more data on that same facility (ID). It will be more a little robust than we have now,” Gen Jeje Odong said.