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UPDF Commissions Biometric System

The UPDF Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Wilson Mbadi has today the 7th of September commissioned and launched the biometrics systems and Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Identity Cards at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs (MODVA) Headquarters at Mbuya.

In his remarks, the CDF commended the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs and the Chieftaincy of Integrated Resource Management Information System (CIRMIS) for the upgrade made on the biometrics. He noted that the dynamics of ICT are evolving very fast and this electronic system will make jobs easier. “Upgrading is going to make the system more efficient and effective.” he noted.

He urged the Joint Chief of Staff and the Permanent Secretary to always respond expeditiously not only in the procurement of IRMIS but also other areas that require focus especially those that work for all peculiarities not a “one size fit all”. He requested them to buy more printing machines for efficiency.

In his closing remarks, the CDF thanked the team for the perseverance and contribution towards the IRMIS and implored them to work on a few challenges to enhance output. “This will help people to spend less time on desks and engage in activities that enhance one’s health.” he concluded.
The Chief Integrated Resource Management Information Systems Brig Gen Baguma Mugume, in his remarks mentioned that the project will provide the institution with a smart and secure ID for identification, as well as reports of verification and roll call attendance.

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