Nira Boost NIN Registration for Secondary School Learners In Uganda
The NIRA Nakawa Division Office based in Ntinda, carried out National ID Registration and Civil Registrations services at the Christian-teen crusade organized by Phaneroo International Ministries. Dubbed, the Inter-school Revival Conference, the event attracted thousands of youth to the gospel. Acutely meeting the insatiable registration urge of NIRA, which seeks to conduct outreaches whenever citizens gather.
Birth Registration (and issuance of birth certificates), National ID Registration, replacement of lost/broken cards, first time ID registration, checking for National Identification Numbers (NINs) as well as tracking statuses of ID applications, were some of the services the team offered. According to the District Registration Officer-Nakawa Division, Ms Daphne Kanyesigye, the event organizers and quick support from the NIRA head office who initiated and coordinated the process made the exercise a success, enabling her team to adroitly attend to the hundreds of citizens who visited the set up mobile unit.
In the recent past, the Authority has scaled up its registration programs by using every available opportunity to move closer to the citizens, to increase it’s reach. In December, the NIRA Makindye Division office pitched camp at a children’s event in Muyenga, resulting into the Registration of hundreds of applicants. The intention of such efforts is to support the 117 registration centers spread all over the country, which sometimes are distant from the applicants.
On top of our day to day services to the public, NIRA’s current effort is to enroll learners who are in secondary schools, to issue them National Identification Numbers (NINs) and/or National IDs before the resumption of the 2023 first term.