Over 13,000 Identity cards recalled over errors

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According to Albert Ojambo, the EC district IT officer, over 13,000 cards are to be reprinted by the Electoral Commission as a result of the errors.

The Electoral Commission in Gulu has recalled over 13,000 National Identity cards due to irregularities or missing details.

According to Albert Ojambo, the EC district IT officer, over 13,000 cards are to be reprinted by the Electoral Commission as a result of the errors.

He identified some of the areas as wrong dates of birth, gender of the person, poor quality of the product and spelling errors for names and places.

Ojambo says that the errors could have been generated by the enrollment officers during the registration process.

The cards will be reprinted when the issuance of the IDs ends in a months' time.

Meanwhile, the number of people turning up to collect their IDs from the district headquarters stands at over 150 daily.

Ojambo attributes the above to the growing demand for national IDs from banks, schools and security.

Ojok Benard whose ID card was recalled on Thursday, told URN that his name, the name of his village and sub county were wrong spelt. If not correct, this could cause a challenge as it does not match with the details in his passport.

180, 000 people applied for the national identity card in Gulu district during the mass national enrollment exercise. Close to 30,000 applicants are yet to pick up their national identity cards.