Joseph N. Biribonwa (pictured), the Vice Chairperson of the University Council, Victoria University Kampala has been appointed as the new Board Chairman of the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA).
Victoria University congratulated Biribonwa upon his new assignment, saying it is a well -deserved appointment.
“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,” Victoria University said in a statement.
Biribonwa 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 University added.
NIRA is mandated with the registration of births and deaths in the country as well as developing a national identification register for both citizens and legal residents.
At NIRA, Biribonwa will be deputized by former Kalangala Woman Member of Parliament Ruth Nvumetta Kavuma, who has been serving as the board chair in an acting capacity, since the resignation of the substantive chairperson Prof. Peter Kasenene in 2018.
The other members of the board are Dr Betty Kivumbi Nannyonga – Member, Maj. Gen. Apollo Kasita-Gowa – the representative of the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control, James Saaka – the representative of the National Information Technology Authority-NITA-U, and Bemanya Twebaze, the representative of the Uganda Registration Services Bureau.