RADIO FREQUENCIES DUE FOR WITHDRAWAL ON ACCOUNT OF REPEATED FAILURE TO APPLY FOR BROADCASTING LICENSE

The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) was established under section 4 of the Uganda Communications Act, 2013 (the Act) as the regulator in the development of a modern communications sector that includes telecommunications, broadcasting, radio communications, postal communications, data communication and infrastructure.  

In exercise of its mandate, the Commission revised the licensing framework for the radio broadcasting sectors in Uganda and on the 2nd of June 2020, all existing radio broadcasters were advised to apply for new broadcasting licenses under the new framework by the 31st of July 2020.

According to Clause 4.3(a) of the Uganda Communication Communications Spectrum Management Guidelines 2017 and the frequency assignment letters issued to all radio broadcasters, it is clearly stipulated that spectrum assignment lapses immediately the assigned party ceases to hold a valid broadcasting license issued by the Commission.

The broadcasting licenses for the underlisted radio broadcasters expired on 30th June 2020 and despite several reminders, including the public notice issued on 31st December 2020, they have to date not submitted their applications for licenses in accordance with the Uganda Communications Act 2013.

BROADCASTER NAMECALL SIGNFREQUENCY LOCATION
 1Abundant Hope Media ServicesHope FM102.6Kabale
 2Access Broadcasting ServicesAA City Radio96.3Arua
 3Amuria Rural Development AgencySaviour FM104.2Amuria
 4Biiso FM LimitedBiiso FM97.8Buliisa
 5Busoga Inter District BIDADOMarantha FM104.7Jinja
 6Crane Broadcasting LimitedCrane FM87.6Bushenyi
 7CUE Investments LimitedQ FM94.3Lira
 8East Africa FM LimitedEast Africa Radio99.0Kampala
 9Estalup Enterprises LimitedRadio North89.0Lira
 10Gulu FMGulu FM102.7Gulu
 11Kamuli Broadcasting ServicesEnduhba FM105.9Kamuli
 12Kinkizi FM LimitedRadio Kinkizi88.0Kinkizi
 13Kitti FMKitty Fm99.2Kitgum
 14Kwania FM LimitedKwania FM101.1Apac
 15Kyegegwa DistrictKyegegwa Community Radio107.9Kyegegwa
 16Lisavin Suppliers LimitedKanungu FM101.3Kanungu
 17Masindi Broadcasting ServicesRadio Kitara96.9Masindi
 18Mbabule FM LimitedMbabule FM101.1Sembabule
 19Mega Max Global (U) LimitedVillage Club California103.6Kiryandongo
 20Nawajjo EnterprisesElgon FM101.4Mbale
 21Norah Media GroupChoice FM92.1Gulu
 22Radio Kaaro LimitedRadio Kaaro103.8Kiruhura
 23Radio Revival LimitedRadio Revival93.2Mbarara
 24Radio Veros LimitedRadio Veros90.2Tororo
 25Sauti Media Services LimitedSauti FM105.5Kayunga
 26Tembo FM (U) LimitedTembo FM103.5Kitgum
27TimCom LimitedRadio Ssese101.9Kalangala
28    Uganda Australian FoundationPalwak Radio88.3Pader
29 Unique FM Radio LimitedUnique FM96.7Kyenjojo
30V and B Communications LimitedChallenge FM91.9Paliisa

The above-listed radio stations are accordingly reminded that unless they regularize their operations by clearing all outstanding compliance issues and submit complete applications for their respective radio frequencies by Wednesday the 14th of April 2021, their respective radio spectrum assignments shall automatically lapse and they shall be required to stop broadcasting.

The proprietors of the subject radio stations are further reminded that in accordance with sections 26 and 27 of the Uganda Communications Act 2013, any person who provides broadcasting services in Uganda without a license issued by the Commission commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine or imprisonment or both.

Should you require any clarification on this matter, please do not hesitate to contact the Commission.

Dated this 30th Day of March 2021

UGANDA COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

Plot 42- 44 Spring Road, Bugolobi

P. O. Box 7376, KAMPALA

Phone: + 256 414 339000, +256 312 339000

Email: ucc@ucc.co.ug, Website: http://www.ucc.co.ug

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