A cabinet meeting that sat Monday, January 13, 2020, at State House Entebbe approved the appointment of the Chairperson and Members of the Governing Board of the National Identification and Registration Authority(NIRA).
The NIRA board will be led under the chairmanship of Joseph Biribonwa. He will be assisted by Ms. Ruth Nvumetta L.M.Kavuma as Vice Chairperson, Dr. Betty Kivumbi Nannyonga as a Member, Maj. Gen. Apollo Kasita-Gowa as a Representative of the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control and Mr. James Saaka as a Representative of NITA (U).
Others are Mr. Bemanya Twebaze as a Representative of the Uganda Registration Services Bureau, Dr. Paul Kintu as a Representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Dr. Chris Ndatira Mukiza as a Representative of Uganda Bureau of Statistics.
Biribonwa is also the Vice Chairperson of the University Council at Victoria University and his appointment delighted the leadership of the private university owned by the Ruparelia Group.
“We at Victoria University congratulate our Vice Chairperson of the University Council, Mr. Joseph N. Biribonwa upon his new assignment as the new Chairperson of the Governing Board of the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA).
We know Mr. Biribonwa as a seasoned expert in democracy & governance, management & administration, finance, and corporate governance, with over forty (40) years of professional experience.
He also served as Deputy Chairperson of the Uganda Electoral Commission and Chairperson National Initiative for Civic Education in Uganda (NICE-Uganda). The Cabinet of Uganda could not have made a better choice in appointing Mr. Biribonwa the Chairperson of NIRA Governing Board,” the Vice Chancellor of Victoria University Dr. Krishna N. Sharma said in a brief statement.
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