The ministry of information technology is set to work with the ministry of works and transport to roll out online application of driving license in Uganda.

Currently drivers have to apply for permits manually which has characterized by much paper work.

The ministry’s permanent secretary, Vincent Bagiire, said the technocrats at the ministries of ICT and national guidance and transport as well as National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) are developing the design for the online driving permit application system.

According to Vincent Bagiire the permanent secretary ministry of information technology, they embarked on system integration that will facilitate sharing of information from the available National identification data base.

He said that all eligible driving permit applicants have their date already capture, thus making them apply manually is a wastage of resources.


“We want people to stop queuing up at Face Technologies applying for driving permits. We now have most of the data and biometric at NIRA and that is going to ease the process for us,” he stated.

Bagiire was updating the presidential investors’ roundtable policy coordination committee in the Office of the Prime Minister in Kampala on Tuesday on the initiatives being undertaken by the ministry.

“NIRA and the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control are already in discussions to develop a simplified process of applying for passports online,” he stated.

The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Ruhanaka Rugunda. Bagiire also said there are plans to set up an electronic procurement system to streamline procurements and reduce opportunities for corruption.