Whoever it was who said “forgive those who transgress against you” surely wasn’t thinking of Uganda. Now, amid yet another corruption scandal that is rocking the ruling party, there is talk of forgiving the implicated ministers.
In 2010, the government decided to introduce a National Identity Card (since Uganda still does not have such cards for its citizens). A German firm, Muehlbauer High Tech International, was contracted to supply the equipment and training to implement the project. The deal cost 205 billion shillings (64 million Euros, or $80 million), but since its inception, the only IDs Ugandans have seen was the official card of the prime minister printed in the newspaper. In two years, only 400 identity cards have been produced (though none have been distributed).
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