Ug: Key data stolen from main government registry

Yasiin Mugerwa reports:

A substantial amount of official data, including some classified documents on deaths, births and companies has been stolen in what appears to be an “inside job” involving officials in the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) heard yesterday that 28 computers at Uganda Registration Services Bureau, formerly known as the Registrar General’s department, were vandalized. “Our department of Uganda Registration Services Bureau housed on floors four, five and six of Amamu House, George Street, has experienced five nasty incidents of computer vandalism and robbery,” Mr Ernest Bafaki, the ministry undersecretary said.

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