UCC WEEKLY REVIEW

UFF returns with a bang With the Uganda Film Festival less than two weeks away, the official nominations list came out last week and, as expected, the excitement is palpable. The nominees’ list, which was published in New Vision and Daily Monitor last Friday, can also be found on the UCC web site (ucc.co.ug) as well as the Commission’s social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter). … Continue reading UCC WEEKLY REVIEW

NOMINATIONS LIST -UFF2019

The Uganda Film Festival 2019 will climax with an Awards Gala night on the 29th November 2019. The Award Prizes this year are Bigger, Bolder and Better. Below are this year’s nominees competing in the different categories. It is a battle of Titans! BEST CINEMATOGRAPY Okurut “NEGO” Paul (Lailah) Donald Mugisha (N.S.I.W.E) Kenneth Mugerwa (August) Edy Kasawull (Country of Men) BEST COSTUME DESIGN Nakibinge Swaibu … Continue reading NOMINATIONS LIST -UFF2019

UCC ED ON FINTECHS: INNOVATION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION GO HAND IN HAND

The Uganda Communications Commission Executive Director Mr Godfrey Mutabazi has called for responsible data management systems to protect consumers from risks associated with financial technology. In a key-note address at the two-day Africa Financial Technology Festival at Kampala Serena Hotel on Thursday, Mr Mutabazi explained that while data fuels the digital economy, it can be abused, something the Commission is mandated to prevent. The Fintechs … Continue reading UCC ED ON FINTECHS: INNOVATION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION GO HAND IN HAND

Eng Godfrey Mutabazi - UCC Executive Director and Chief Host

UCC SETS NEW FRAMEWORK FOR TELECOM LICENSING

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has unveiled a new framework for the licensing of telecommunications companies in Uganda. The new framework, which is in line with the new broadband policy, was launched during a half-day event at the Commission’s offices in Bugolobi last week. Explaining the rationale of the framework to the top executives of telecoms, the UCC Executive Director Mr. Godfrey Mutabazi noted that … Continue reading UCC SETS NEW FRAMEWORK FOR TELECOM LICENSING

CALL FOR PROPOSALS -UCC/RCDF GRANT FOR DIGITAL LITERACY CAMPAIGNS FOR WOMEN PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (PWDS)

INTRODUCTION Uganda Communications Commission through the Rural Communications Development Fund has launched a call for business plan proposals for available funds under a grant to cater for Digital Literacy campaigns for women persons with Disabilities across the country. Section 3 of the Uganda Communications Act 2013 mandates the Commission to administer and run a fund for the development of rural communications and information and communication … Continue reading CALL FOR PROPOSALS -UCC/RCDF GRANT FOR DIGITAL LITERACY CAMPAIGNS FOR WOMEN PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (PWDS)

TWO IN LUZIRA OVER SIM CARD REGISTRATION FRAUD

KAMPALA – A photographer and a teenage businesswoman have been separately charged and remanded to Luzira Prison concerning SIM card registration fraud. Joshua Katamba, 26, and Agnes Kirabo, 18, were arrested by detectives attached to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) after a suspected SIM card fraud ring was busted. This follows press reports earlier this month that some unscrupulous persons were selling SIM cards using … Continue reading TWO IN LUZIRA OVER SIM CARD REGISTRATION FRAUD

‘DOCTORS OF IT’ URGED TO SOLVE EVERYDAY PROBLEMS

The Minister of Information and Communications Technology and National Guidance, Frank Tumwebaze, has challenged ICT industry players to solve people’s day-to-day problems through modern and unique innovations. Addressing the 5th National Conference on Communications (NCC) at Makerere University on Thursday as the guest of honour, the minister gave an example of medical doctors, who he said would have no job if humankind stopped falling sick. … Continue reading ‘DOCTORS OF IT’ URGED TO SOLVE EVERYDAY PROBLEMS

“the world was created by design, the universe evolved by chance, and human transformation is by choice” – Godfrey Mutabazi

REMARKS BY THE UCC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT THE 5TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATIONS HELD AT THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND DESIGN ART AND TECHNOLOGY (CEDAT), MAKERERE UNIVERSITY, KAMPALA, 17TH OCTOBER 2019 It is an honour and privilege to speak at the 5th National Conference on Communications (NCC). The idea behind this initiative is to strengthen communications research and inspire inventions and innovations that leverage emerging … Continue reading “the world was created by design, the universe evolved by chance, and human transformation is by choice” – Godfrey Mutabazi

INVESTIGATION REPORT ON ALLEGED BREACH OF THE MINIMUM BROADCASTING STANDARDS -Conclusion and Recommendations

From the foregoing analysis, it is evident that: A. Majority of the broadcasters that were investigated were found to have breached different laws, standards and license terms and conditions. B. Most of the breaches related to a failure by the respective broadcasters and their employees to adhere to the minimum broadcasting standards and the Standards for General Broadcast programming in Uganda. C. The Commission noted … Continue reading INVESTIGATION REPORT ON ALLEGED BREACH OF THE MINIMUM BROADCASTING STANDARDS -Conclusion and Recommendations