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NRC’s registration extended by 10 days



NRC phase 2 to commence on the 10th of September

Government has announced the extension of the ongoing phase one mobile issuance of National Registration Cards NRCs by ten more days.

Speaking when he addressed the media in Kasama this morning, Home Affairs Minister Hon Stephen Kampyongo said that the extension is meant to facilitate for the smooth running of the exercise.

“ I recall that on the 28th of August 2020, in informed the nation that the commencement of the second phase of the Mobile National Registration exercise had been moved from 1st to 10th September, 2020, to allow for the smooth running of the exercise”Hon Kampyongo said.

Hon Kampyongo said that both phase one and phase two were allocated forty days each to ensure that all eligible persons are afforded equal and adequate time to access the National Registration Cards.

“I also want to further clarify that due to logistical challenges and the adverse effects of Covid-19, materials and equipment meant for the first phase were delayed by an average of 12 days and the exercise was affected as such” Hon Kampyongo said.Govt extends mobile issuance of NRCs

He said that as a result in the commencement of phase one, Government has decided to extend it by ten more days to go up to 19th September, 2020.

Hon Kampyongo said that the Ministry of Home Affairs has got the responsibility to ensure that both phase one and two of the exercise are smooth.

“This therefore means that phase two of the exercise will commence on the 20th of September, 2020 and will also run for forty days as was initially planned” Hon Kampyongo disclosed.

And in reacting to stories circulating on social media suggesting under aged children are acquiring NRCs in some parts of the country, Hon Kampyongo said that politicians need to detach propaganda from such important National programmes.

He said that anyone who feels that people who are not eligible to acquire NRCs are taking advantage of the exercise has the responsibility to report all suspects to relevant authorities such as police.

“ Instead of taking pictures of young children and parading them on social media why not apprehend and surrender them to the relevant authorities that are mandated to deal with them such as police and others” Hon Kampyongo wondered.



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