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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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VIDEO: Chris Obore explains why parliament has summoned Tumwebaze

FULL VIDEO: Chris Obore, the Director, Communication and Public Affairs at Parliament of Uganda explains to NBS TV why Parliament is summoning  ICT Minister Frank Tumwebaze for ‘defying’ the house on deadlines for SIM-card registration. Tumwebaze maintained the deadline last Friday, a day after Parliament had recommended it be pushed …

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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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Uganda Telecom top managers fired

Top management at Uganda’s oldest telecom company UTL has been sacked to pave way for investigations into the company operations. In an interview with The Independent, Evelyn Anite, the state minister of finance for investment and privatization confirmed Uganda Telecom Ltd (UTL) has been put under provisional administration for one month (from …

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Next big thing at MTN

Company plans to widen data usage, lower tariffs MTN Uganda’s Chief Executive Officer, Wim Vanhelleputte who has spent eight months in office describes himself as a forward looking manager wanting his leadership to grow company profitability while meeting customer demands. He says the most critical thing he is currently preoccupying …

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