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Sensitize people on the importance of national ID cardsPublish Date: Apr 22, 2014
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By Moses Okoed

TRUE the national IDs are important for the provision of services to citizens; it makes it easy for the "Banks to easily issue loans, agricultural subsidies will also reach the targeted farmers accurately, Literally it eases the process of the Government offering services to the people," 

IDs also enable us to avoid the wastage of taxpayers’ money in that instead of waiting for 2016 and start the process of registration for elections, the voters would just easily present their Identity cards and this is easier. The national IDs will aid border security and criminal investigations.

With IDs, we shall have a sound database that can help at any time we need to trace security information, “Even human trafficking will be history. You can easily intercept any caravan and verify their status by using the IDs." The IDs would help the government collect more taxes.

"With IDs, literally you are assured who is doing what and where."This will help the Government monitor who earns what, and hence pay the right tax in time." The national IDs would also help mitigate vote rigging since the technology used to take fingerprints to make these IDs, once connected to the electoral commission, will eliminate ghost voters,"

The National identity issue is very good idea because I believe this will stop some of the fraud that has been happening. The Government officials should get them first so we can identify them when they arrive at a business. 

It is completely fine, but the problem is illegal immigrants who, by all indications and evidence, do not have good intentions towards Uganda and Ugandans! Will you give them too those cards? What about those visitors who are in Uganda for whom their relatives and friends seek travel documents which are issued by the Government of Uganda, will you also be bribed and give them national identity cards?

I can see that we are inviting deliberate sabotage because those whose results will be the occurrence of war whose victims will be Ugandans including women and children? Moreover, cut down on permission for Indians whose numbers are increasing and you give them the good areas saying that it is because they give a lot of money!

Now they even make one half and we make the other half!! That is a mistake which our elders committed in the beginning by allowing foreigners to live in Uganda saying that they provided education but instead they colonised them and made them suffer! Uganda Wake up before history repeats itself! T

he other problem that I see here is that most of the areas have poor identication system. 

Writer works with Uganda Debt Network

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