Northern Corridor ICT Cluster Calls for National ID Data Sharing

The Northern Corridor ICT cluster sitting in Uganda has Friday resolved to have all member States share data of citizens’ National IDs for the security of persons and for enabling easy movement of people.

The meeting involved ICT ministers from the member countries Frank Tumwebaze from Uganda, more about Joe Mucheru from Kenya, viagra buy Rosemary Mbabazi from Rwanda and Eng. Akol Paul Kordit.

Tumwebaze told the media later on that today’s meeting was reviewing what the ICT Cluster has done following directives of Heads of State; and came up with key recommendations which shall be taken to principle Heads of States in the next 14th Summit in Nairobi.

We have resolved that “Partner States should domesticate one network area in their respective national legal and regulated framework.”

Minister Frank Tumwebaze
Minister Frank Tumwebaze

“We will have to look at our policy frameworks as well as our legal instruments so that if we have telecoms that are not complying then the regulators move in legally.”

“Partner States should involve the Ministries of Interior, Internal Affairs and the Ministries responsible for migration to discuss how data on National ID can be shared for the security of persons and for enabling easy movement of people.”

He revealed that the ministers agreed to report to the 14th Summit of the Northern Corridor that partner states that have not concluded procurement of the intelligent monitoring system for the telecommunication companies for purposes of fighting great traffic, should do so immediately.

“We have agreed to benchmark with each other in areas of postal services and street addressing. Here in Uganda we pick much interest because we are not yet there, Kenya and Rwanda have already made some strides.”

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