UGANDA: Get your national id (funa ndagamuntu) – @HeBobiWine @MugishaMuntu @SejuDav @FDCofficial1 @KizzaBesigye1
Some of you know that there are still people mocking Bobi Wine (Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi) about preaching Funa Ndagamuntu. Social media is full of those stories if you care to check.
I am on record for defending the Uganda National ID. Then I changed along the way. Now, after watching what has been going on over the last few years and how this Apartheid era ID is being used, I now say that every Ugandan MUST get the National ID.
Basic services are being denied to people with no ID. Your passport is even NULL except if you are flying out and even then, you need the ID to get your passport.
Land grabbing, remember APAA, people are being compensated based on having the damn ID. Then you think Bobi only advocated for getting Ndaga Muntu because of 2021? Such Rubbish.
By the way, when one of my friends (senior in UPF) said something that he was checking people’s Ndaga Muntu for some function, I asked him “What does Ndaga Muntu mean?” HE proceeded to call me an IDIOT. Come on, National ID becomes Ndaga Muntu? But your Luganda also you people. MLN
Potential uses of #Uganda National ID
Thursday, September 25, 2014
I had written about this National ID when the idea first came up. I did not save the original writing so let me take a crack at this thing.
1) Employment – generally many countries have an id which the employer, employee and government uses for employment reasons. Canada has the Social Insurance Number (SIN). USA has the Social Security Number (SSN). France has the National ID. So Uganda getting a National ID in this context would not be a big deal.
2) A National ID like mentioned above is used for Payroll, Payroll Tax Deductions which get sent to the government monthly for corporations or quarterly for tiny companies. This ID is used to log your contribution and your employer’s contribution to your Employment Insurance (the money you get paid should you lose a job and then you are paid while job searching, or if you have a baby and take time off, or if you have a family member who is sick and need time off and this insurance covers a portion of your salary). This same number is used for Pension. You all do know that not too many companies now have pension plans (it is expensive) and yet most countries have a pension plan in which part of your salary and matching share from your employer goes. Were it not for this unique ID, how would we track your contributions and company contributions…so think about this people.
3) Identification purposes. Some countries have much info on your ID but I know in Canada it is just your ID number and names, nothing more. But think about this, in Uganda, you do not have country IDs for everyone and not everyone has a driver’s licence or passport. In Canada all kids get a drivers licence at 16yrs Or a school ID in Secondary School and both and then we have a Health Card for medical and this National ID (Social Insurance Number). Many places require 2 pieces of ID for identification. We tend to have more than that. In Uganda, what do you use as your 2 pieces of ID? So do not fight the National ID that much as it is good for some things.
4) There had previously been rumours of finger prints. I have not yet seen one with finger prints. So Walokoso please, ditch it.
5) Your name and town or village will naturally identify your tribe. We do not have that in Canada or USA so I am not sure of the implications but can see where some bias can come from.
6) No National ID, no job – well, we are tired of ghosts so we need to do a major ghost busting thing here and I think the National ID can help much as we can use it for payroll, employee and employer.
7) Voter Register – I am having a bit of a problem with this one because we do not use these IDs for voting in Canada, usually our citizenship, birth certificates and driver’s licences. But knowing now that Uganda does not easily give these to people, it is likely that the only reliable thing now is for the National ID for the voter registry. I am just worried about the tribe thing which is not indicated but can be guessed from the village or town a person registers…BUT hey people, let us not get carried away here…most of us know which tribe you belong too according to your name. Remember most of us went to schools with other tribes. At this point I should mention that I am changing my name to my original one, Namutebi…hahaha…wonder how that will sound.
8) The National ID if used for some of the reasons I have mentioned, it is a good thing. It can also be used for registering trans immigration, unemployment, death, etc..
9) Question – is this a completely Centralised registration that has total transparency that I can take your ID number and search information on you? Naturally confidential information should be hidden but just a basic search for your name and phone number should be available…and we can charge sh.20,000 for each search. Then not every dick tom and harry will abuse it.
10) I had read somewhere that those people who did not register for the National ID would automatically lose their Ugandan citizenship. Do you know that if you are born in Uganda you never lose your citizenship? A Child born of a Ugandan is a natural Ugandan? So who came up with this silliness that if we do not fly home in 60-90 days, we lose our citizenship? In which case, kiss my ass. That constitution that you bastardized will come and bite you. Not having a SIN or SSN number has never made a Canadian or USA person lose their citizenship. So this must have been a total bullshit story.
11) You are so sure of your birth in Uganda, then let the elders on our villages say who you are, your parents, your grandparents. Tumbafu.
12) Do you have any questions? I do not feel like answering them. hahahah…kidding. Inbox me or comment and I shall be at your service.
Martha Leah Nangalama
The following search provides you with more links to past posts on the National ID.
MARTHA LEAH NANGALAMA
Kampala – My fellow ugandans get copies of your national IDs for those who move at night most especially the youth.
It’s now common that the recruited LDUs once they come across you at night , they request for the National ID and break it.
It’s not yet clear whether it’s an influence of Bobi wine’s slogan “Funa Ndagamuntu”.
Any Ugandan who downplays Bobi Wine’s call of acquiring national ID is yet to know.
I have 2 cousins who have been working aboard and got their passports expired thus returning home for renewals. Since May 2019 they are stack only because they didn’t have Endangamuntu (whose National Identification Number – NIN) which is now included in the new passport meaning without an ID one can neither process a new passport nor renew that has expired.
One of the girls has already lost her job and is being tossed around even after paying for Services that are deemed free for first timers.
Also all banks and telephone companies nolonger accept passports and driving permits (can you imagine) when opening up an account or transacting any business that require identification.
—— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: July 10, 2019 at 03:19PM