The mass national identity card enrollment exercise in Gulu district has suffered a setback following the breakdown of the main server.
David Anyanzo, the Gulu district returning officer says serve broke down on Monday this week leaving them with no option but to store data flash disks.
He says the breakdown of the server has crippled the storage of data collected from various enrollment centers. Currently, the enrollment team in Gulu cannot tell how many people have been registered. Anyanzo says they are waiting for a technical team from Kampala to fix the server.
Anyanzo however says the breakdown of the server will not stop the exercise and advises residents to turn up in large numbers as more kits are delivered. But Pamela Ankunda, the spokesperson of the Internal Affairs Ministry insists the server in Gulu is working.
She claims that both the electoral commission and Internal Affairs have a standby mechanism to monitor the server and fix it in case of any challenges.
Ankunda says as soon as the matter was reported by the team in Gulu, it was immediately fixed. The mass national identity card enrollment exercise, which rolled out this months is expected to last four months.
Continuous enrollment will run up to February next year.