In an exemplary move, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni and the country’s first lady Janet Museveni on Friday morning registered for their National Identity Cards and called on Ugandans to do the same.
“Janet and I have today registered for National Identity Cards. I call upon all Ugandans to register” president Museveni tweeted on Friday via @i.
It was the president’s 10th tweet ever since he joined the micro-blogging site last month and what better way to do it than by calling on citizens to register.
He now has a staggering 34, 4oo followers in the space of one month.
Last month marked the beginning of the four months in which Ugandans shall register and apply for their first ever national identity cards. The exercise is targeted at 18 million Ugandans from the age of 16 and above in 7410 parishes.
After registration each person gets an identification number right away. The information will then be taken to the central storage system in which it will be checked before an ID is printed and issued in September.