The Minister for Internal Affairs, Maj. General Kahinda Otafiire has highlighted that the National Citizenship and Immigration Board (NCIB) plays a crucial security role in guarding citizens, and securing borders.
Minister Otafiire made these remarks during the swearing-in ceremony of four newly appointed members of the National Citizenship and Immigration Board (NCIB) at the Civil Division offices in Kampala on November 14, 2023.
“NCIB is responsible for registering and issuing national identity cards to Ugandan citizens as well as issuing passports and other travel documents,” he said.
He added that it also plays a key role in granting and canceling immigration permits, among other responsibilities.
The Minister encouraged the sworn-in members to acknowledge Ugandans born abroad and to base decisions on the national interests of Uganda.
Members who were sworn in include Hon. Beatrice Lagada, who was sworn in as Deputy Chairperson of the Board, Justice Lameck N. Mukasa (retired), and Col. Don Mugimba,
Speaking on behalf of the Chief Justice, Justice Emmanuel Baguma, Deputy Head of the Civil Division, affirmed his belief in the newly sworn-in members’ capacity to serve the nation.