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

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

Harnessing the power of data to safely create relevant products and services for consumers

The telecommunications sector is one of the most dynamic segments of the economy both domestically and globally. The technological advancements of the Third Industrial Revolution have changed the way our global society operates and interacts with the advent of electronics, Information Technology and, of course, the Internet. Now we stand on the cusp of a 4th Industrial Revolution, and already in the early years of … Continue reading Harnessing the power of data to safely create relevant products and services for consumers

TWO IN LUZIRA OVER SIM CARD REGISTRATION FRAUD

KAMPALA – A photographer and a teenage businesswoman have been separately charged and remanded to Luzira Prison concerning SIM card registration fraud. Joshua Katamba, 26, and Agnes Kirabo, 18, were arrested by detectives attached to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) after a suspected SIM card fraud ring was busted. This follows press reports earlier this month that some unscrupulous persons were selling SIM cards using … Continue reading TWO IN LUZIRA OVER SIM CARD REGISTRATION FRAUD

‘DOCTORS OF IT’ URGED TO SOLVE EVERYDAY PROBLEMS

The Minister of Information and Communications Technology and National Guidance, Frank Tumwebaze, has challenged ICT industry players to solve people’s day-to-day problems through modern and unique innovations. Addressing the 5th National Conference on Communications (NCC) at Makerere University on Thursday as the guest of honour, the minister gave an example of medical doctors, who he said would have no job if humankind stopped falling sick. … Continue reading ‘DOCTORS OF IT’ URGED TO SOLVE EVERYDAY PROBLEMS

“the world was created by design, the universe evolved by chance, and human transformation is by choice” – Godfrey Mutabazi

REMARKS BY THE UCC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT THE 5TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATIONS HELD AT THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND DESIGN ART AND TECHNOLOGY (CEDAT), MAKERERE UNIVERSITY, KAMPALA, 17TH OCTOBER 2019 It is an honour and privilege to speak at the 5th National Conference on Communications (NCC). The idea behind this initiative is to strengthen communications research and inspire inventions and innovations that leverage emerging … Continue reading “the world was created by design, the universe evolved by chance, and human transformation is by choice” – Godfrey Mutabazi

INVESTIGATION REPORT ON ALLEGED BREACH OF THE MINIMUM BROADCASTING STANDARDS -Conclusion and Recommendations

From the foregoing analysis, it is evident that: A. Majority of the broadcasters that were investigated were found to have breached different laws, standards and license terms and conditions. B. Most of the breaches related to a failure by the respective broadcasters and their employees to adhere to the minimum broadcasting standards and the Standards for General Broadcast programming in Uganda. C. The Commission noted … Continue reading INVESTIGATION REPORT ON ALLEGED BREACH OF THE MINIMUM BROADCASTING STANDARDS -Conclusion and Recommendations

Requirements under the Press and Journalist Act Cap 105

It is worth noting that the mandate of the Commission in regulating broadcasters involves the broadcasters’ compliance with other laws. Sections 30, 31, and 32 of the Uganda Communications Act 2013 requires personnel running a licensed broadcast house to be in possession of qualifications required of them by the Media Council under the Press and Journalists Act Cap 105. Section 30 of the Uganda Communications … Continue reading Requirements under the Press and Journalist Act Cap 105