Uganda distributes national ID cards in sub-counties

Uganda’s National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) has embarked on a nationwide month-long identity card distribution exercise. The NIRA will coordinate with local administrators to issue uncollected identity cards. People who applied for the cards can also follow up with local officers during the exercise. Uganda started a digital national ID scheme in 2015, where all civil statistics such as birth and death records were consolidated with the ID.