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Gov’t Agencies Misguided on IDs – Kania

Government agencies that are tagging provision of services to the National Identity Card are misguided, State Minister for Internal Affairs Obiga Kania has said.

Obiga Kania made the statement in response to a question raised by Bugabula South MP Henry Maurice Kibalya, following reports that persons without National Identity Cards would be denied access to health services.

Today’s dailies quoted Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng stating that a digital system that will allow only those with National IDs to access medicine was in the offing. But Kibalya said such a move is inappropriate because the identity card process is incomplete and defective.

But Kania told parliament this afternoon that Uganda does not have a policy through which service delivery would be tagged on possession of a National Identity Card.

State Minister for Health Sarah Opendi says the tagging of national Identities is for the future and not now.



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