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Six people remanded over sim card fraud

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Six people have been charged and remanded to Luzira prison for alleged procuring and obtaining registration of sim-cards using other people’s National IDs. The suspects including three juveniles appeared before Mwanga 11 Court Grade One Magistrate Julius Mwesigye in Lubaga Division. They include; Alex Ogola, …

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Airtel, MTN stop sale of SIM cards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Airtel, Africell  and MTN  have temporarily stopped the sale of new SIM cards until they get direct access to the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) database. In statements Thursday, Airtel Uganda, Africell and MTN Uganda all said they were responding to new guidelines issued by …

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Simcard registration dividends

Operators fear strict registration requirement will slow growth of subscribers Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Telecom firms now feel confident in carrying out their business following the conclusion of a mandatory Simcard registration and validation on August 31, 2017, according to Godfrey Mutabazi, the executive director at the Uganda Communications …

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Min­is­ter Tumwe­baze to be sum­moned by Par­lia­ment over SIMs

Kampala, Uganda| PWATCH UG|  The Speaker of Par­lia­ment Re­becca Kadaga has vowed to com­mit ICT Min­is­ter Frank Tumwe­baze to the Rules Com­mit­tee for con­tempt over implementation of deadlines for SIM-Card reg­is­tra­tion. Kadaga says that Uganda’s Ex­ec­u­tive has “dis­re­spected the voices of the peo­ple”, which is parliament. “This is un­ac­cept­able and can­not …

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SIM-CARDS: Govt extends deadline minutes before court ruling

Government has announced an extension of the SIM-card verification exercise to May 19, 2017 from April 20. The decision to extend the deadline rendered a High Court case filed in Kampala to stop implementation of the deadline “useless”, according to court’s Assistant Registrar Joy Kabagye Bahinguza. The High Court ruling was …

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