The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has suspended the sale of Sim Cards to companies, public institutions, and NGO’s pending investigations. In addition, this followed certain allegations of fraud in the process of Sim Card registration more son within the corporate bodies of Uganda.
The Uganda Communications Commission Ag. Executive Director Engnr Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo issued a directive. In addition, to right away suspend the sale of SIM cards to companies, Ministries, NGO’s (Non-Government Organizations), Agencies and other unnatural persons.
However, according to UCC Ag. Executive Director Engnr Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, the suspension is to avoid the risk of further breach of the law. In addition, pending the conclusion of further investigations.
There have been various complaints received by UCC over failure by operators to adhere to the set Sim Card registration process. In addition, more so in respect of SIM cards sold to the corporate customers.
According to the guidelines set, corporate bodies can have unlimited Sim Cards registered in their names… In addition, as long as the accounting officer has furnished the provider with the relevant documents. Therefore these also include the articles and the memorandum of association.
Meanwhile, according to some sources, it is alleged that suspicious individuals have taken advantage of this loophole. In addition, to go ahead and submit fake company documents to the providers.
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