According to Fred Otunnu, the UCC Director Corporate Affairs, Parliament will generate the content that will be hosted on the UBC red channel. He says the channel will be completely dedicated to Parliament and there will not be any interference.
The telecom regulator was expected to respond to concerns raised by Uganda Human Rights Commission on privacy of individual data, blockage of digital services like internet and other rights violation involving technology and the media.
Godliver Twinomugisha, the Officer in Charge of the Criminal Investigations Department in Fort Portal observes that many kidnappers are using the mobile money service to ask for ransom, yet agents are not required to ask for National Identity Cards from those withdrawing money.
The UCC Executive Director, Godfrey Mutabazi, told the Committee that since the scratch cards were phased out at the end of last month, statistics from different Telecom companies indicate 98 compliance to digital transition.
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Kiiza says UCC didnt consult online publishers such as people using social media platforms like Twitter, WhatsApp and Facebook among others to find out how they will be affected once they reveal their identity before issuing the directive.
Mwine Mpaka the Western Youth Representative in Parliament has narrated how his Simcard was blocked, two days ago, but his number remained active. Although he personally couldnt receive or make calls, a fraudster was using his Simcard to call and send messages to his contacts and asking for money.
Uganda Broadcasting Corporation is the public broadcaster of Uganda. It was formed as a result of the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation Act, 2004, which merged the operations of Uganda Television and Radio Uganda.
According to UCC director of communications, Fred Otunnu,even though the phone did not have defects, its circulation into the country is already question since all terminal equipements are supposed to be verified by UCC.
Deogracious Katongole, a political science student at Makerere University told URN at around 11am that he had also tried to access the Daily Monitor website in vain. According to Katamba, some of his colleagues decided to Virtual Private Network-VPN, which allows user to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network
According to Legal Brains Trust, the directive by UCC was uncalled for and that it has had a disproportionate effect on the integrity of the general elections by curtailing the free flow of information within the electorate.
UCC\'s Executive Director, Eng. Godfrey Mutabazi, while speaking at a joint meeting between MPs on the Presidential Affairs and ICT committees and broadcasters at Serena Hotel today, explained that with the current financial and technical woes surrounding UBC, it may be impossible for the country to beat the June 17th 2015 international digital migration deadline.
Brian Gouldie, MTN Ugandaâ€™s Chief Executive Officer, at his first media briefing on Thursday said that internet infrastructure is currently still underutilized in the country, making it risky to their investment if they reduced prices further.
Magelah, represented by the Center for Legal Aid Uganda, in the suit accuses MTN Uganda of â€œwillfully or recklesslyâ€ sending unsolicited messages even after he complained to the company. MTN Uganda is also accused of disregarding the law by constantly sending these messages to a customer, which in the suit is described as interference in private means of communications.