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Central Region registers 800,000 residents in ongoing NIIMS programme

Central Region has registered close to 800, 000 people since National Integrity Identity Management System (NIIMS) registration exercise kicked off on April 2 countrywide.
Regional Commissioner Wilfred Nyagwanga said the exercise was progressing on well and exuded confidence of hitting their target of registering seven million people in the 45 days set for the exercise.
Speaking Saturday at Mahiga location in Othaya Constituency, Nyeri while on a supervision tour of the exercise in various areas, Nyagwanga said the turnout was steadily improving by the day and many locations had started meeting their daily targets.
“I have toured various counties in the region and we are pleased with the turnout and I can confidently say we are well on course as the numbers we are getting by the day are very promising,” said the Regional boss.
He made a passionate appeal to parents to take advantage of the school holiday session to ensure all children were enlisted in the biometric exercise before schools reopened in May.
“We ask parents to use the ongoing school holiday break to ensure all children are registered since it will be hard to do so once the schools open especially for those in boarding,” the RC said.
Nyagwanga noted that the exercises had faced some technical challenges in the very first days, especially in data transmission as a result of poor internet connectivity.
He however assured that the matter had been addressed with staff from the Department of ICT being stationed in every Sub-county to address any rising technical glitches to ensure the exercise was flawless.
The RC further said all staff of national government administration formally known as provincial administration were working round the clock to ensure proper mobilization of locals in their areas of jurisdiction to guarantee a 100 percent turnout.
He at the same time emphasized the importance of having everybody registered in the programme, saying it was set to ease access to government services, given that all personal information would be reduced into a unique national identification number called the Huduma Namba.
This, he said would reduce the burden of one having to carry multiple documents while seeking services in government offices.
By Samuel Waititu

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