THE UGANDA COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION ENGAGEMENTS FOR THE PERIOD NOVEMBER 16-27, 2020

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) had the following engagements in the two weeks ending November 27, 2020. These include; Virtual Consultation of Councilors – November 16-20 The Commission team Headed by the Executive Director participated in 2nd Virtual Consultation of Councilors. Uganda as one of the 48 Council members of the ITU.  The Council is the Union’s governing body in the interval between Plenipotentiary Conferences. … Continue reading THE UGANDA COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION ENGAGEMENTS FOR THE PERIOD NOVEMBER 16-27, 2020

ICT FOR AGRICULTURE PROGRAMME LAUNCHED -To enhance ICT Adoption, Service Delivery, Content and Digital Skills for Smallholder Farmers

KAMPALA – Wednesday, November 25, 2020; A ground-breaking project that seeks to enhance the adoption of ICTs, improve the content and digital skills for smallholder farmers in Uganda has been launched. Titled “Enhancing ICT Adoption, Service Delivery, Content and Digital Skills for Smallholder Farmers”, the project is implemented by Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE) in collaboration with Eight Tech Consults, supported by Uganda Communications Commission … Continue reading ICT FOR AGRICULTURE PROGRAMME LAUNCHED -To enhance ICT Adoption, Service Delivery, Content and Digital Skills for Smallholder Farmers

GUIDELINES ON THE USE OF MEDIA DURING THE GENERAL ELECTIONS AND CAMPAIGNS 2021

Introduction The Republic of Uganda will hold general elections in January 2021. Campaigns and Nominations of different candidates are expected to commence in July 2020. The Electoral Commission (EC) has provided a roadmap that will guide the forthcoming elections. The Electoral Commission, in the provided roadmap, has indicated that campaigning by the different candidates will be done mainly through the digital media, especially radio stations, … Continue reading GUIDELINES ON THE USE OF MEDIA DURING THE GENERAL ELECTIONS AND CAMPAIGNS 2021

The Uganda Communications Commission’s engagements within the week ending November 13, 2020

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) had the following engagements within the week ending November 13, 2020. Meeting with Uganda Human Rights Commission – November 09 The Commission led by Ag ED Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo met with the Uganda Human Rights Commission delegation led by their the Ag chairperson Dr. Katebalirwe Amooti wa Irumba. UHRC engaged the Commission on aspects relating to the use and access … Continue reading The Uganda Communications Commission’s engagements within the week ending November 13, 2020

UGANDA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, UCC JOIN HANDS TO GIVE VOTERS A VOICE

KAMPALA. November 13, 2020 – With the media poised to play a critical role in the electoral process as never before, Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) and Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) have agreed to join hands to ensure that citizens get the right information. This comes after the UHRC sought a meeting with UCC to discuss their concerns and recommendations relating to the use and … Continue reading UGANDA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, UCC JOIN HANDS TO GIVE VOTERS A VOICE

WEEKLY REVIEW OF COMMISSION ENGAGMENTS ENDING 30TH OCTOBER 2020

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) had the following engagements during the week ending 30th October 2020; UPU Exceptional Council of Administration – October 26th Uganda, as one of the members of the Universal Postal Union Council of Administration, participated in the virtual Exceptional Session of the Council. The Exceptional CA took place virtually with a broad agenda of agreeing on the way forward in light of … Continue reading WEEKLY REVIEW OF COMMISSION ENGAGMENTS ENDING 30TH OCTOBER 2020

PARTNERING WITH UN TO DELIVER SDGs THROUGH ICT -Commemoration of the UN’s 75th Anniversary

As the regulatory authority of communications, the mission of the Uganda Communications Commission is “to drive the development of a robust communications sector” in Uganda. To achieve that, UCC is mandated by Sections 5(1)(h) and 5(1)(q) of the Uganda Communications Act 2013 to coordinate and collaborate with relevant national and international organisations, as well as to represent Uganda at national and international fora in matters … Continue reading PARTNERING WITH UN TO DELIVER SDGs THROUGH ICT -Commemoration of the UN’s 75th Anniversary

Weekly Review 5th -23th October 2020 -Highlights of the Commission’s engagements for the period

The International Regulators’ Forum: The Ag. Executive Director, Mrs Irene K. Sewankambo was a panellist at the annual International Regulators’ Forum from October 5-7, 2020. The event hosted virtually by the International Institute of Communications (IIC) in conjunction with the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission. The 3-day event brought together regulators from America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa to discuss three core themes; … Continue reading Weekly Review 5th -23th October 2020 -Highlights of the Commission’s engagements for the period

DIRECTIVE ON SALE OF SIM CARDS TO CORPORATE BODIES

The Commission refers to the letter dated 26th June 2020, wherein all telecom operators were directed to SUSPEND the sale of SIM Cards to corporate bodies including companies, Non-Government Organisations, Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government and other unnatural persons. Further reference is made to the meeting of 19th August 2020 whereat the Commission presented and received comments from operators regarding the proposals that were … Continue reading DIRECTIVE ON SALE OF SIM CARDS TO CORPORATE BODIES

UCC’s message on International E-waste Day (IEWD) 2020

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) joins the world to commemorate the International E-waste Day 2020. As part of its regulatory intervention in the communications sector, UCC is a key stakeholder in the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of communications (ICT) equipment, from acquisition to retirement. Uganda faces challenges in adequate and sustainable management of e-waste. Not only does the country lack quantifiable data and statistics on e-waste, … Continue reading UCC’s message on International E-waste Day (IEWD) 2020