NIRA Board Members Sworn in, urged to serve People

KAMPALA- The Principal Judge, Dr. Flavian Zeija has today presided over the swearing in ceremony of new members of the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) Governing Board at the Judiciary Headquarters in Kampala.

Those sworn in were; Mr. Joseph N Biribonwa (Chairperson Governing Board), Hon. Benny Namugwanya Bugembe (Vice Chairperson), Maj. Gen. Apollo Kasiita Gowa, Mr. Kibuuka Banyezaki Ambrose, Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Grace Akullo, and Mr. Henry Ngiya as members of the Board.

Justice Zeija congratulated the newly sworn-in Board and reminded them that the Official Oath and Oath of Secrecy taken were crucial commitments to serving NIRA and the public diligently.

He added that their appointments were a divine call to serve the people of Uganda and to uphold the Constitution.

The Principal Judge expressed his confidence in their competencies and urged the Board to be mindful of their responsibilities outlined in the Registration of Persons Act 2015.

Highlighting NIRA’s achievements, such as enrolling 30 million Ugandans and eliminating ghosts from Government payroll, Justice Zeija acknowledged existing concerns regarding client frustrations.

He encouraged the new Board to address these issues, he underscored the importance of fostering client satisfaction and understanding.

Principal Judge, Dr. Flavian Zeija with the sworn in board members at Judiciary Headquarters on Wednesday. (Photo by Judiciary)

The Chairperson, Mr. Biribonwa, who was reappointed, welcomed the new members to the Board, stating that he looks forward to their wisdom, bringing valuable knowledge to help drive the institution.

He pledged commitment to work as a team and to honor the Registration of Persons Act, especially as NIRA embarks on a mass registration and renewal exercise for Ugandan National Identity Cards.

Maj. Gen. Apollo Kasiita-Gowa, the Director Citizenship & Immigration Control, who also represented the Minister for Internal Affairs, congratulated the newly sworn-in members and urged them to serve with integrity for the benefit of the people of Uganda. He emphasized the importance of upholding the spirit of service and supporting the Executive Director in her work.

Ms. Rosemary Kisembo, NIRA Executive Director witnessed the swearing-in.

His Worship James Ereemye Jumire Mawanda, the Judiciary Public Relations Officer, moderated the event

Credit: Judiciary Uganda












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