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UCC under fire over sim card registration

The seven day ultimatum Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) issued to Ugandans to re-register their simcards ended with immense anger and frustration at the way UCC does business.

The main source of contention about the process stemmed from the use of National IDs. Those who did not have the IDs said passports should have been an alternative document for reregistration or even driving permits.

The lot who had lost their IDs also criticized UCC for the lack of consideration since the process of getting an ID proved tedious. UCC and police in a joint statement saying unregistered simcards were abetting crime. UCC announced that anyone who does not heed to the directive would have their simcard deactivated.

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