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Uganda’s NIRA Headquarters Shuts Down Temporarily After Positive COVID-19

Uganda’s NIRA Headquarters Shuts Down Temporarily After Positive COVID-19

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The headquarters of Uganda's National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) was on Monday closed temporarily after some security personnel tested positive for COVID-19. "One person has tested positive at our head offices-Kololo ceremonial grounds and the person is undergoing treatment. NIRA headquarters shall therefore be closed to the public for 2 days -Tuesday 15th Sept & Wednesday 16th Sept 2020 to prevent further spreading," NIRA said in a press release. The authority said the premises will carry out a disinfection exercise in the premises in line with health guidelines before reopening to the public. The services that will remain suspended during the two-day closure include issuance of national identification documents, issuance of birth and death certific...
End Of The Road As Museveni Sacks NIRA Boss Obitre-Gama

End Of The Road As Museveni Sacks NIRA Boss Obitre-Gama

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By Elite News Reporter The days of city lawyer Judy Obitre Gama as the Executive Director of the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) are numbered, after President Yoweri Museveni fired her  and ordered Internal Affairs Minister Gen. Jeje Odong to look for somebody who is more qualified for the job. Gama, whose contract expires July 15, 2020, has been at the helm of the Authority since 2015. But President Museveni will not have her contract renewed and in a May 18th, 2020 letter to minister Odong, Museveni directs that a new executive director with legal and information technology background be identified to head the authority. Letter President Yoweri Museveni wrote to Minister Jeje Odong directing him to find a qualified replacement for Obitre Ga...