THE UGANDA FILM FESTIVAL 2019

The Uganda Communications Commission will hold the 7th edition of Uganda Film Festival from 25th to 29th November 2019. The festival will entail various activities, which include; film exhibition market, film screenings, workshops and forums, organised within the festival week. “The Uganda Film Festival” initiative was established in 2013 to promote the local film industry both locally and internationally, and to bring all the industry … Continue reading THE UGANDA FILM FESTIVAL 2019

NON-COMPLIANT FILM BUSINESSES GIVEN 2 MONTHS TO AVOID WHIP

KAMPALA-Concerned government institutions have come together to enforce legal obligations and standards in the film industry, giving those involved two months to clean up their act or face the music. At a joint sensitization workshop held at Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) offices on 01 August 2019, the Media Council, Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB), UCC, Uganda Police and the Pornographic Control Committee (PCC) wowed to … Continue reading NON-COMPLIANT FILM BUSINESSES GIVEN 2 MONTHS TO AVOID WHIP

IT specialist jailed for threatening IGG

KAMPALA-On 22 September 2018, an email was sent to the Inspector General of Government (IGG) Public Relations office from one Mwebe Enock Bakaki through the Inspectorate’s web portal (website). “If I get a gun, I will kill that stupid Musoga woman Mulyagonja for making my family to suffer when she terminated my employment at the Inspectorate of Government.” On Monday, that message landed 38-year old … Continue reading IT specialist jailed for threatening IGG

PASTOR IN PRISON OVER ILLEGAL RADIO STATION

KAMPALA – For allegedly operating an illegal radio station, a Kampala-based pastor has been remanded to Luzira Prison till Friday, 02 August 2019, by Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court. Apostle Bosio Eddie of Ntinda, 42, is charged with two counts of installing and operating radio broadcasting apparatus without license, and broadcasting without license, contrary to the Uganda Communications Act 2013. Alongside others still at large, … Continue reading PASTOR IN PRISON OVER ILLEGAL RADIO STATION

Komakech champions ICT rights for PWDs

MBALE– Only 27 years old and blind, Denis Komakech’s computer knowledge is admirable. Not surprisingly, Komakech has gained fame as an activist for ICTs, targeting persons with special needs. An employee of Oysters & Pearls, an educational programme that supports blind students in science, technology, engineering and maths, Komakech has been training persons with special needs, empowering them to take advantage of ICTs. He is … Continue reading Komakech champions ICT rights for PWDs

UCC DELIVERS RELIABLE INTERNET TO 100 MORE SCHOOLS

More students from rural areas can now access reliable Internet services thanks to the intervention of Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), through the Rural Communication Development Fund (RCDF). This follows the Northern Uganda regional launch of the second phase of the school connectivity project under which academic institutions are supported with reliable internet services to improve the quality of education in rural schools. Addressing a gathering … Continue reading UCC DELIVERS RELIABLE INTERNET TO 100 MORE SCHOOLS

UCC PARTNERS WITH SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES TO ENHANCE DIGITAL LITERACY

More than 250 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have attended a two-week digital literacy training program, which started on 15 July, 2019 and ends on 26 July, 2019. An initiative of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) represented by the Rural Communication Development Fund (RCDF), in partnership with the Federation of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises-Uganda (FSMEU), the workshop is hosted by the Uganda Institute of … Continue reading UCC PARTNERS WITH SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES TO ENHANCE DIGITAL LITERACY

UCC STEPS IN TO RAISE ICT AWARENESS FOR NORTHERN UGANDA PWDs, PSNs

Denis Komakech is a blind computer trainer. Komakech works with Oysters & Pearls, an educational programme inclusive of the blind with emphasis on teaching science, technology, engineering and math to students in Uganda. On Wednesday, July 17, Komakech was at work, briefing workshop participants on the range of assistive devices that can be deployed to cultivate effective and accessible education for learners with disabilities. The … Continue reading UCC STEPS IN TO RAISE ICT AWARENESS FOR NORTHERN UGANDA PWDs, PSNs