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Birth and Death registration to commence at District level

The program to roll out registration of births and deaths in most of the districts has flagged off. The outreaches that are intended for the communities considered remote and underserved cover at least sixty three districts country wide as classified by World Bank. The Authority is implementing this program in phases, rolling out four districts at a time in tandem.

The Program is being supported by the International Development Association (IDA) to expand the service such areas that were yet to be covered.

Registration of births plays a vital role, among others in the promotion of person’s right of Identity, Nationality and Parentage. It’s the most visible Legal evidence or recognition of the existence of an individual. And to a country, it provides a major source of vital statistics for national planning and precise resource allocation. Continuous Birth and Death Registration reduces the need for the National Demographic and Housing Census which has huge expenses. Timely Registration of births provides accurate information on infant mortality rate and under 5 mortality rates.  It also helps in monitoring the disease and mortality patterns and causes of death and in enforcing laws relating to minimum age for employment.

In preparation for the programme the Authority conducted refresher trainings for; District Registration Officers and Senior Registration Officers on Birth, Death and Adoption Order procedures as well as various legal frameworks surrounding the registrations. The Human Resource Office has since continued to offer similar trainings.


Biometric Card readers handed over to Uganda Communications Commission

Biometric Card readers handed over to Uganda Communications Commission

Machines that make it possible to read details technologically encrypted on Uganda’s National IDs have been handed over to Uganda Communications Commission by NIRA Executive Director, Ms Judy Obitre-Gama, a move expected to ease and hasten simcard validation by telecoms

NIRA as a body with the mandate among others to register Ugandans and legally resident foreigners and issue them with National IDs and alien IDs respectively offered the machines to resolve the simcard validation impasse.  Uganda Communications Commission directed telecoms to validate simcards using NINs or National IDs but had since stalled citing the inability of real time verification.  It then followed that most Ugandans who needed to replace or purchase simcards have been unable to do so but NIRA has made possible by in the meantime offering card reading machines to telecoms through UCC.

UCC is the telecom’s regulator and will within it’s discretion choose how to distribute the fifty card readers amongst the telecoms.

NIRA having understood the apparent burden telecom users are undergoing offered the biometric card readers to ease the process. The Machines will facilitate real time verification of the National Identity cards and telecoms are expected to commence the usage.  Henceforth holders of National ID cards will have them read by the machine and a thumb print taken for further verification. Quickening the process because, there will be no need for confirmation of information letters for those who will display their National IDs at telecom service centers.

However, Telecoms are expected within thirty days to have installed their own machines throughout respective country wide service centers.  

It’s important to note that the real time connectivity between UCC, telecoms and NIRA using the developed API to validate simcards using National IDs has been tested and concluded.





Alien Registration

Registration of aliens is currently on going at the NIRA head offices at the National Independence grounds, Kololo airstrip.


Congratulatory Message to all Ugandans Upon the 31st NRM Anniversary celebrations.a

The Chairman and Members of the Board, the Executive Director and all Staff of National Identification and Regulation Authority
(NIRA) convey their heartfelt congratulation to all Ugandans
Upon the 31st NRM Anniversary celebrations.



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