The National Identification and Registration Authority(NIRA) has said it plans to bring services closer to the people using the existing local government structures.
In a statement ,the authority explained that it shall distribute national identity card registration/enrolment forms to Local Council one ( LC I) chairpersons or request those who can to pick the forms from the nearest NIRA offices to do so.
“They shall be given not more than 20 registration forms at a given time and the L.C’s shall identify themselves with a national ID, provide their telephone contacts and sign for all the forms received,”it said.
“Unregistered persons without NIN’s shall thereafter be requested to pick registration/enrolment forms from their respective L.C I Chairpersons, have them correctly filled in and attach the necessary supporting documents,” the authority further explained.
The authority noted that the L.C I shall be charged with the responsibility of presenting the enrolment forms to the Parish Internal Security Officer (PISO) or the Gombolola Internal Security Officer (GISO) for verification and approval.
When 20 registration/enrolment forms have been filled and verified by the PISO or GISO, the L.C I chairpersons will then notify NIRA who will come at a given date and time to register all the 20 people who would have filled in the registration/enrolment forms, at the nearest school playground or polling station within the jurisdiction of the L.C I.
The conduct of the registration shall be undertaken in strict compliance with the Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures as announced by the ministry of Health, according to the authority.
“It is the reason we are restricting registrations to only 20 people at a given time (registration cycle),”it said.