The Kamuswaga of Kooki on Monday failed to have his bio data captured in the ongoing Identity card registration after the kits used in the exercise broke down.
Apollo Sansa Kabumbuli went to register for his national ID at Rakai Lukiiko Hall, but enrollment officers failed to capture his thumb prints. The Kamuswaga had moved with his chiefdom officials who were also not registered.
Whe Kamuswaga placed his thumb on the thumb capture, the machine malfunctioned. They spent over 30 minutes trying to fix it in vain. Alex Tumusiime, the Rakai Town Council Electoral Commission Supervisor attempted to capture Kamuswaga’s finger prints but he too failed.
Tumusiime explained that the Kamuswaga will still get his national identity card. He blamed the failure on poor storage. He explains that the kits are case sensitive and when they are not handled and stored well, the malfunction.
Speaking about the incident, Kamuswaga said he hopes the problem will be addressed. He explains that they told him the kit had been affected by a virus.
He asked all his subjects to go and register for identity cards.
Daniel Kawuki and Sarah Namazzi from Rakai town council said the exercise was too slow for them to wait. They claim that they have thrice turned up at Rakai town council to register but have never had their photos taken.
Kawuki explains that he already filled the form but he has never had his image taken because every time he goes there, they tell him there are many people. Namazzi on the other hand says she has lost interest in the exercise.
Information from Rakai district shows that less than ten thousand people have been fully registered due to lack of enough kits. Benon Mugabi, the Rakai LC 5 Chairman, says enrollment officers have lost morale due to poor pay. He has asked government to pay these people so that they do not sabotage the exercise.