DON’T BE CONNED!

It has come to the attention of the Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) that some unscrupulous individuals are purporting to offer a variety of services to unsuspecting members of the public on behalf of the Commission. The services these suspected conmen claim to offer include SIM card registration and attending to mobile money-related matters, among others. Kindly take note that the Commission doesn’t offer those … Continue reading DON’T BE CONNED!

UGANDAN ACTORS OFF TO GHANA FOR MOVIE AWARDS

After winning people’s choice award at Uganda Film Festival last year, 94 Terror has not gone unnoticed in other parts of the world. The cast of the movie, which depicts the 1994 Rwanda genocide, is in Ghana for the 5th edition of the Golden Movie Awards, where 94 Terror has been nominated in an impressive 18 categories. The Golden Movie awards gala is set for … Continue reading UGANDAN ACTORS OFF TO GHANA FOR MOVIE AWARDS

Media companies scramble after judge rules they are liable for Facebook comments

International News There is a one-month-old article on The Guardian Website relevant to how other jurisdictions are handling the regulation of Social Media Platforms. This case is particularly interesting in light of the Uganda Communications Commission requirement for Online Data Communicators to seek authorisation by way of registration.    In the article, it is said that major media companies and Facebook are scrambling to come to grips … Continue reading Media companies scramble after judge rules they are liable for Facebook comments

UCC TARGETS TEACHERS TO STIMULATE ICTS IN SCHOOLS

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is spearheading a country-wide ICT capacity building programme through workshops to skill secondary school teachers. Organised by the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) in partnership with Kisubi Associated Writers Agency (KAWA), the workshops aim to deepen the integration of ICTs in teaching and learning. Three such workshops have so far been held in Mbale, Jinja and Gulu, with Moroto lined … Continue reading UCC TARGETS TEACHERS TO STIMULATE ICTS IN SCHOOLS

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes 2020 – Call for Submissions

Uganda Communications Commission invites entities representing government, private sector, international and regional institutions, civil society, academia and all other stakeholders to submit World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) related projects to the WSIS Prize 2020 contest. The submission form is available at http://www.wsis.org/prizes The WSIS Prizes 2020 is an exceptional international recognition of WSIS Stakeholders as Winners and Champions for their excellence in supporting … Continue reading World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes 2020 – Call for Submissions

REQUEST FOR COMMENTS

ON THE APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO TRANSFER/MERGE LICENSE BY EATON TOWERS UGANDA LIMITED AND ATC UGANDA LIMITED AND APPLICATION FOR GRANT OF A LICENSE BY ATC HESTON BV The Uganda Communication Commission (the Commission) was established under section 4 of the Uganda Communications Act, 2013(the Act) as the regulator of the communications sector in Uganda with mandate to among others monitor, inspect, licence, supervise, control, … Continue reading REQUEST FOR COMMENTS

UCC ROLLS OUT HITECH PROJECT TO RAISE RURAL EDUCATION STANDARDS

A student sitting in a classroom at Bukabooli Secondary School in Mayuge district should be able to follow a mathematics lesson going on in another classroom at St Mary’s College Kisubi, more than one hundred miles away, once UCC’s new eLearning project is set in motion. Conceived by the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF), the Holistic eLearning Project (HeLP) is a game-changing ICT tool that … Continue reading UCC ROLLS OUT HITECH PROJECT TO RAISE RURAL EDUCATION STANDARDS

HOW TO AVOID UNSOLICITED MESSAGES

The growth in the use of telemarketing has been accompanied by an enormous increase in the amount of unsolicited commercial text messages or what is now popularly referred to as “unsolicited messages”. Unsolicited messaging can be defined “as the practice of the indiscriminate distribution of messages without the permission of the receiver and without consideration for the message’s appropriateness”. Unsolicited messages can be used to … Continue reading HOW TO AVOID UNSOLICITED MESSAGES

UCC Weekly update 22nd July – 2nd August 2019

The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) participated in a dialogue organised by the Centre for Public Interest Law discussing the “closing space for civil society and the Media in Uganda”. The Commission emphasised the need and duty mandated by law to promote and safeguard the interest of consumers and operators of communications services as a delicate balance.   The Commission under the Rural Communications Development … Continue reading UCC Weekly update 22nd July – 2nd August 2019