Jubilation as Parliament suspends Sim cards registration deadline

Jubilation as Parliament suspends Sim cards registration deadline

With just hours left ahead of tomorrow’s deadline to verify mobile Sim cards, Parliament has passed a motion extending the registration of SIM cards by not more than one year. The Leader of Opposition Hon. Winnie Kiiza moved motion to extend the deadline with Mukono South MP Johnson Muyanja supporting the motion while Buvuma Woman MP Jennifer […]

SIM card registration case worthless, Judge rules

SIM card registration case worthless, Judge rules

An attempt by activists to stop Uganda Communications Commission-UCC from switching off the unregistered sim-cards is no more. High court judge Stephen Musota on Thursday, ruled that the interim application in which the petitioners were seeking to temporarily block UCC from continuing with the process had been overtaken by events. He, therefore, dismissed it with costs. The […]

About 11 million active simcards ‘to be swiched off’ next week

About 11 million active simcards ‘to be swiched off’ next week

Uganda Communications Commission and the minister for security, General Henry Tumukunde have vowed to switch off millions of illegally active sim cards as the 19th May 2017 deadline draws near. In a press briefing on Monday, UCC executive director, Eng Godfrey Mutabazi told journalists that 13 million sim cards have been registered and verified as of last […]

Pressure as Simcard Verification is extended into May 2017

Pressure as Simcard Verification is extended into May 2017

In the midst of raging court battles, the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has extended to May 19th the SIM card registration deadline. Rugunda released a second statement on Wednesday after he chaired a meeting of different government agencies to review and harmonise progress on the ongoing exercise. In a directive to Uganda Communications Commission […]

Journalists, Ugandans kicked out as UCC sweats in ‘sim cards case’

Journalists, Ugandans kicked out as UCC sweats in ‘sim cards case’

Hearing of application seeking to block Uganda Communications Commission’s seven-day ultimatum on the Sim card Verification exercise is ongoing in camera at the Kampala High Court. High Court Assistant Registrar Joy Kabagye is presiding, with only UCC lawyers and petitioners. The public and press are not allowed to observe the procedure or process. TheUgandan understands […]

New SIM card registration very responsive – UCC

New SIM card registration very responsive – UCC

With less than two days for the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) and the police to switch off all subscriber identification module (SIM) cards that were registered without using the National Identification cards, and passports, authorities say the exercise is on doing well. Isaac Kalembe, the UCC spokesperson on Tuesday said over 7 million subscribers have updated […]