ABOUT 25m/- has been set aside for issuance of national identification cards (IDs) to Ngara residents in Kagera Region.
Ngara MP Ndayisaba Ruhoro said out of the 22 wards at least six wards had so far been covered, including Kabanga, Mugoma, Kanazi, Kirushya, Bugarama and Murusagamba.
Mr Ruhoro noted that the issuance of IDs was very important, taking into consideration that Ngara District bordered two countries - Rwanda and Burundi.
“A team ofNational Identification Agency (NIDA) officers and the Immigration Department have already arrived in the district and are working on the issue. Entry points, including Kabanga, Murusagamba and Benaco have been strengthened to ensure no aliens enter the country,” he said.
He appealed to residents to report aliens to the responsible authorities if they suspected of any illegal immigrant.
“The border between one country and another is an opportunity for people living in the area. “People should use border areas to do business and improve their standards of living provided that they comply with all legal requirements. Our role as government is to ensure these people follow immigration regulations,” he said.