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18:21
18:21

UCC Suspends Sim Card Registration for Refugees 1

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has this evening suspended all SIM card registration for Refugees.
12:54
12:54

NIRA, Telecoms now Able to Verify Customer Information insecurity

He says simcard users seeking to acquire, replace or upgrade their simcard should appear to the telecom operator in person with an original national identification card. The operator is expected to match the ID data using the electronic card reader and obtain real time online verification from the NIRA database through the API.
13:54
13:54

UCC Issues Ultimatum on Airtime Vending security in country 1 3 Top story

All telecom companies have been directed to recall all Simcard and airtime cards held by vendors and to deactivate pre-registered sim cards held by individuals.
07:44
07:44

Four Million Sim Cards Cannot Be Verified – ICT Ministry 4 1

The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology says that details of nearly four million Sim Cards submitted by subscribers cannot be matched with the provided National Identification Numbers NINs.
18:06
18:06

I Am Ready for Parliament- says Tumwebaze 2 1

On Friday last week, the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga directed the Rules, Discipline and Privileges committee of parliament to investigate the minister for defying a resolution of parliament to extend the simcard verification exercise for a year.
19:22
19:22

Minister Tumwebaze Faces Parliament Wrath over Simcard Shutdown 5

In her communication to parliament this afternoon, Kadaga expressed dismay at a declaration by the minister that all unverified, un-validated and unregistered simcards will be switched off by midnight today.
12:51
12:51

Court Dismisses Sim-card Registration Application 4 1

High court judge Stephen Musota has dismissed an application seeking to stop Uganda Communications Commission-UCC from switching off the unregistered sim-cards.
17:06
17:06

Gen. Tumukunde: Gov't Can't Compromise On Security godfrey mutabazi

The Minister who was flanked by the Engineer Godfrey Mutabazi, the Executive Director Uganda Communications Commission, said the Commission will help the National Identification Registration Authority NIRA to send bulk messages in a bid to increase awareness on simcard registration and update Ugandans on their national identification status.
16:25
16:25

Kabale Subscribers Forced to Pay for SIM Card Verification mtn 7 1

As they struggle to beat the deadline, MTN customers in Kabale and Rubanda districts say that they have been asked to pay between 2000-2500shillings before they can be registered. The exercise is supposed to be conducted at no cost.
19:53
19:53

Sim Card Registration Entry Point for Systems Integration - ICT Ministry 1

Vincent Bagiire Waiswa, the permanent Secretary in the Ministry says that systems will be integrated to ease service delivery and the Sim card registration is a great starting point. He told the committee that the details in the Sim card and National Identity cards will be the same details used by employers, the banks, the the driving permit and the passport offices.
15:21
15:21

National ID Applicants Decrease after SIM Card Verification Extension 1

Josephine Kigozi, 40, who turned up to apply for identity card replacement argued that NIRA should improve its service for people who lost IDs.
20:26
20:26

Mixed Reactions as Govt Extends Deadline for SIM Card Verification ruhakana rugunda 1

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda today issued a letter directing Uganda Communications Commission UCC to extend the verification to May 19, 2017. The Commission had last week issued a seven-day ultimatum for all phone users who had earlier registered their SIM cards to verify them using National Identity Numbers NINs obtained from National Identity Cards.
15:37
15:37

Over 11 million Sim Cards Validated - UCC national id 1

Uganda has more than 22 million mobile telephone subscribers, according to a recent study by Uganda Communications Commission. Majority of them are split between MTN and Airtel Uganda.
11:58
11:58

UCC: Halting Sim Card Registration Affects Crime Investigation 1

In a written reply to court, Victoria Sekandi, the UCC lawyer argued that granting interim order stopping the verification exercise will impede implementation of law requirements. Sekandi referred to the Registration of Persons Act, 2015 that requires SIM card users to register their cards using national identification cards.
13:55
13:55

Telecoms to Verify All Sim Cards Using National ID Data

Sim cards that will have not been registered using a valid National ID or passport will be shut down after the ultimatum, according to Uganda Communications Commission-UCC.
13:17
13:17

Telecom Dealers Ignore Sim Card Registration

Otim says the last message he received from the operator reminding him to register came during the mass registration exercise in 2013.
10:43
10:43

Telecom Operators Cagey On Number of Registered Simcards mtn 2

According to Uganda Communications Commission, there are a total of 16.8 million mobile phone subscribers in the country.
07:21
07:21

Phone Users Rush To Register Simcards As Deadline Nears 2

With just four days to the end of the exercise on May 31, mobile telecom operators say they are still receiving a huge turn up of those coming to register. Kevin Magomu, the Airtel Area Sales Manager Hoima, says the numbers have been increasing over the last one week. Magomu says they have been registering not less than 300 phone users per day.
16:15
16:15

Journalists' Body Sues UCC Over SIM-card Registration mobile phones

A journalists’ body has today sued the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) seeking court orders stopping the disconnection of SIM-cards of unregistered subscribers on their stated deadline of March 1.
04:45
04:45

UCC Optimistic to hit 100% Sim Registration Target eaco 1

As the 1st March deadline for Sim card registration approaches, the Communication Regulator is optimistic that the process will achieve close to 100% target of registering existing sim cards.
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