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Museveni sets new SIM-card deadline of August 30, 2017

President Yoweri Museveni has extended Uganda’s SIM-card registration deadline from May 19 to August 2017. “I chaired the NRM Caucus today where some Members of parliament (MPS) appealed for more time for SIM card registration despite the passing of the earlier deadline,” Museveni said on twitter. “I’ve agreed to this proposal …

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CONFIRMED: SIM-card registration deadline stays

The deadline of May 19 set by government for all unregistered SIM-cards to be switched off (voice communication only for a start) will stand, Frank Tumwebaze,  Minister of ICT and National Guidance has confirmed. “The deadline of 19th May set by government will be enforced at Midnight,” Tumwebaze told the press on …

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Parliament resolves to extend SIM-card deadline to next year

Uganda’s Parliament has Thursday passed a motion extending the registration of SIM-cards deadline by not more than one year. Government responded soon after. Frank Tumwebaze, Spokesperson Government of Uganda said on twitter that “Government notes and will address issues of Parliament in regard to the SIM-card verification period, the deadline stands.” …

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MTN prepares for SIM-Card deadline with ‘soft suspension’

Uganda’s leading telecom company MTN prepared Thursday morning for Friday’s deadline of SIM-Card registration, by deactivating numbers that have not yet been verified. MTN called it a “soft deactivation”, that was lifted at midday. “This is a soft suspension, dial *197*3#ok to submit your NIN, however,your SIM will be activated at …

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Thousands flock to Kololo, Mao to fight SIM-card registration

Thousands flock NIRA for National Identity cards to beat Thursday simcard registration deadline The National Identification and Registration Authority ( NIRA) has said they will not rush their citizen verification process to cater for the sudden rush by Ugandans to register before the SIM-card verification deadline. NIRA have even tightened the …

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Now, Jobless Brotherhood drags UCC to court over SIM-cards

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has been dragged to the High Court in Kampala over  its 7-day ultimatum issued to Ugandans to re-register their sim-cards or they risk being switched-off. One of the Jobless Brotherhood’s founders Norman Tumuhimbise together with Rights Trumped Ltd have gone to court, saying the time frame …

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Only those who had NINs April 11 will beat SIMcard deadline

The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) has clarified that only those with National Identification Numbers (NINs) will beat the the SIM-card registration deadline of Thursday April 20. Gilbert Kadilo, the public relations and corporate affairs manager at NIRA told NTV Monday morning that the process of citizen verification takes …

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Uganda Law Society asks UCC to change position on SIM-cards

A few hours after Uganda’s ICT experts said that a new directive for subscribers to re-register their SIM-cards using national ID cards in seven days is not practical, the country’s lawyers have questioned the legality of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) exercise. “Our considered view is that the manner in which the directive …

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