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

UCC, TELECOMS TAKE AWARENESS DRIVE TO LANGO

The Uganda Communications Commission and telecom service providers have taken services closer to the people of Lango with an outreach programme targeting schools, markets and other public spaces. The 10-day campaign has seen UCC’s Consumer Affairs staff, in partnership with MTN, Airtel and UTL, engage local communities and raise awareness about their respective services. The outreach team, which also involves UCC’s Computer Emergency Response Team … Continue reading UCC, TELECOMS TAKE AWARENESS DRIVE TO LANGO

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)

POLICE COUNTER PHONES IN UGANDA 2019

In a bid to fight crime across Uganda, the Uganda Police has established Counter Phone Numbers at every police station around the country in addition to the Police Toll-free Police Lines. The Counter Phone Numbers are fIxed and will have officers responding to security-related calls at all times. These are not “Toll-free” lines to the caller but have been introduced as an additional communication channel … Continue reading POLICE COUNTER PHONES IN UGANDA 2019

WEEKLY REVIEW

Playing host to Sudan, Zambia One sure way to tell that you are doing something right is to see other people coming to learn from you. Uganda Communications Commission is one of the best sector regulators in Africa, and this is evident from other countries lining up to learn from us. Over the last two weeks, the Commission has hosted two groups of officials from … Continue reading WEEKLY REVIEW

WORLD RADIOCOMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE 2019 (WRC 19) – CASE FOR UGANDA

Uganda is set to participate in the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19), which will take place in Sharma el-Sheikh, Egypt from October 28 to November 22, 2019. The event is organised by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a specialised agency of the United Nations responsible for information and communication technology. Held every four years, the WRC’s main task is to review, and, if necessary, revise the … Continue reading WORLD RADIOCOMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE 2019 (WRC 19) – CASE FOR UGANDA