NIRA to commence mass issuance of National IDs on November 23rd

Posted: 2020-11-10T13:49:00Z Read: 1,227 times
NIRA to commence mass issuance of National IDs on November 23rd

The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) will on Monday November 23rd commence a nationwide exercise to issue National IDs to persons who did not pick theirs.


The National ID card Issuance exercise will be conducted at the Sub-County level in all districts in the country for a period of 15 days starting November 23rd until 7th December 2020. 


Gilbert Kadilo the Manager Public Relations and Corporate Affairs National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) says details on venues/locations for the issuance exercise shall be defined by the respective NIRA district teams working in collaboration with the district leadership. 


“In order to ensure effectiveness in issuance, lists of persons whose National IDs are ready for issuance are to be availed to the area Village LCI Chairpersons from November 13th to 22nd 2020. Members of the public who registered but have not received their National IDs are encouraged to check for their details with the area LC1 Chairpersons before reporting to the designated issuance centres” he said.


He also announced that children who registered under the Registration of Learners programme and had made 16 years at the time, shall be issued with their National IDs during this exercise. 


“The national IDs of learners in this category will be issued at the Sub-Counties under which their respective schools fall. Those who registered at Gayaza High School for instance shall pick theirs from Kasangati, and so shall apply for the other schools across the country” he added.


Those below 16 years may continue to pick their National Identification Numbers (NINs) from the respective district offices under which their schools fall or from the respective head teachers to whom their NIN lists were made available.