President Museveni has sacked the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) Executive Director Judy Obitre-Gama over alleged incompetence and corruption by the Authority.
The NIRA board had written to President Museveni prior, citing that Obitre-Gama’s contract was about to expire, and therefore recommending a renew of the same.
However, Museveni said he could not renew Obitre-Gama’s contract citing incompetence at the authority.
He said NIRA needed someone who understands the profession better.
“I have been informed that the contract of the current Executive Director is due to expire. Given the problems faced by NIRA especially, relating to the issuance of national identity card, there is need to identify new Executive Director, especially with an Information Technology background,” Museveni reportedly wrote in a recent letter.
“I am therefore directing you to work with board of directors of NIRA and identify a suitable candidate, consult me, before a final decision is reached,” he added.
Obitre-Gama, a lawyer by profession, was sworn in as NIRA ED on July 15, 2015 after a short stint at Uganda Registration Service Bureau (URSB), where she was a board secretary.Add your comments: