UCC calls out 3 TV stations on COVID-19

After its public advisory notice on COVID-19 went unheeded by certain broadcasters, Uganda Communications Commission has written to three TV stations demanding that they show cause why regulatory sanctions shouldn’t be taken against them. Besides regulatory sanctions, BBS TV, NTV and Spark TV also risk facing charges under the Penal Code Act, the UCC Ag. Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo warned in her letter of … Continue reading UCC calls out 3 TV stations on COVID-19

UPDATE ON THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK IN UGANDA

Kampala – 26 March 2020 – Our attention has been drawn to the COVID-19 misinformation making rounds on social media. The Ministry of Health would like to clarify as follows: None of the COVID-19 confirmed cases has died as alleged in several media posts. To date, Uganda has a total of 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and all are in stable condition. The eight-month-old baby, … Continue reading UPDATE ON THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK IN UGANDA

PUBLIC ADVISORY NOTICE ON CIRCULATION OF FAKE INFORMATION

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is a body corporate established under Section 4 of the Uganda Communications Act 2013(Act) as the regulator in the development of a modern communications sector in Uganda. Accordingly, UCC regulates radio, television, postal services, telephony services, data communications and the airwaves used by all wireless radio devices. Sections 5(1)(a), (b),(k), (x) and (z) of the Act mandate UCC to license, monitor, … Continue reading PUBLIC ADVISORY NOTICE ON CIRCULATION OF FAKE INFORMATION

GUIDELINES ON COVID-19 SELF QUARANTINE

What does self-quarantine mean? This is a transparent self -restriction of persons’ activities when they are not ill with COVID-19 for the purpose of protecting unexposed members of the communities from contracting the disease should any at risk traveller become sick. This is particularly important for persons who may have been in contact with a person who has symptoms of COVID-19 or is suffering from … Continue reading GUIDELINES ON COVID-19 SELF QUARANTINE

PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS ON THE CORONA VIRUS (COVID 19)

ADDRESS BY H.E. YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA TO THE NATION ON THE CORONA VIRUS (COVID 19) GUIDELINES ON THE PREVENTIVE MEASURES 18 TH MARCH, 2020 STATE HOUSE – ENTEBBE Countrymen and Countrywomen, Greetings to you all. Today, I have come to address you on the issue of the Coronavirus, abbreviated as Covid19. They call it corona because, under the microscope, … Continue reading PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS ON THE CORONA VIRUS (COVID 19)

UCC ED calls for Artificial Intelligence with a human face

A lot has been said about the likelihood of machines replacing humans in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, but Ag. UCC Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo believes Artificial Intelligence should complement and enhance rather than replace human capabilities. “You will always require a human touch to take you from where the machine stops,” Eng. Kaggwa Sewankambo told the 2nd Annual Higher Education Conference organised by the … Continue reading UCC ED calls for Artificial Intelligence with a human face

CELEBRATING WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY 2020

On Sunday, 15 March 2020, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) joined the rest of the world to celebrate World Consumer Rights Day 2020 (WCRD2020). First observed in 1983, the day is marked to raise awareness about consumer rights and needs. World Consumer Rights Day, which this year is celebrated under the theme ‘The Sustainable Consumer’, has since 1983 become a focal point for activists demanding justice … Continue reading CELEBRATING WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY 2020

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR A DATA COLLECTION FACILITATOR

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR A DATA COLLECTION FACILITATOR FOR THE NATIONAL MEDIA AUDIENCE SURVEY 2020 The Uganda Communications Act, 2013 mandates Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to develop a modern communications sector, which includes telecommunications, broadcasting, radio communications, postal communications, data communication and infrastructure. In pursuit of this mandate, UCC has a duty to develop and from time to time review the minimum and ethical broadcasting … Continue reading CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR A DATA COLLECTION FACILITATOR

UCC’S WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

Back in the day she wanted to become a pilot because flying planes looked cool. In time, she fell in love with engineering. Not one to be easily intimidated, Eng. Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo has excelled in a profession, and indeed a world, dominated by men. At the defunct Uganda Electricity Board (UEB) where she worked before joining Uganda Communications Commission, men who challenged her to … Continue reading UCC’S WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP