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1,400 HOUSEHOLDS TO GET FREE SOLAR TABLETS

KAMPALA: November 30, 2021 – Uganda Communications Commission is distributing solar powered tablets to selected households across the country as part of a proof of concept pilot project on the contribution of ICTs in the eradication of household poverty. Undertaken by the Uganda Communications Universal Services Access Fund (UCUSAF), the project is targeting up to 1,400 underserved households in eight sub-countries across Uganda’s four regions. … Continue reading 1,400 HOUSEHOLDS TO GET FREE SOLAR TABLETS

WESTNILE CONSUMERS MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD IN ‘12th PARLIAMENT’

ARUA –April 29, 2022 – “Mr. Speaker sir, I would like to appeal for the integration of sign language into the national curriculum of Uganda so that professionals that come from our training institutions and universities can graduate with full knowledge of sign language.” The submission above could very easily have been part of the proceedings in Uganda’s national Parliament or local government councils. However, … Continue reading WESTNILE CONSUMERS MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD IN ‘12th PARLIAMENT’

BIDI BIDI REFUGEE SCHOOLGIRLS SHOW OFF TECH INNOVATIONS

The International Girls in ICT Day was established to ensure that the ICT train leaves no one behind, let alone girls, the choice of Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement as the venue for this year’s activities couldn’t have been more apt. The event held on April 28, 2022, was a culmination of week-long activities that included career guidance and consumer awareness sessions, and a mini-robotics training … Continue reading BIDI BIDI REFUGEE SCHOOLGIRLS SHOW OFF TECH INNOVATIONS

UCC, URSB engage broadcasters on piracy and copyright breaches . 

KAMPALA: 04-05-2022 – Intellectual property regulator Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) in partnership with Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), has warned the public against piracy and breach of content, a rapidly growing vice in the country. This was during a broadcasters’ copyright workshop where different industry players were cautioned and informed about their rights and obligations regarding the copyright system. Speaking at the open dialogue, Mercy K. … Continue reading UCC, URSB engage broadcasters on piracy and copyright breaches . 

CYBER SECURITY IS AN INVESTMENT, NOT AN EXPENSE, UCC ED TELLS CEOs

KAMPALA: 12-04-2022 – The Ag. Executive Director of Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, challenged CEOs of telecommunication companies to consider cybersecurity as an investment rather than an expense. The Ag. ED made the remarks during the 2nd Annual CEO Cybersecurity Breakfast, which was attended by the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) Secretary General, John Omo, among others, at the UCC head office on Tuesday, … Continue reading CYBER SECURITY IS AN INVESTMENT, NOT AN EXPENSE, UCC ED TELLS CEOs

A CALL FOR PARTNERS TO ENHANCE DIGITAL LITERACY FOR RURAL BORDER COMMUNITIES

KAMPALA: 14-03-22 – Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) through the Uganda Communications Universal Services and Access Fund (UCUSAF) has launched a call for proposals on how to enhance ICT adoption through digital literacy for rural border communities. The successful applicant will partner with UCC/UCUSAF to implement key activities under a general thematic area of addressing the digital divide amongst 12 rural border communities. The key project … Continue reading A CALL FOR PARTNERS TO ENHANCE DIGITAL LITERACY FOR RURAL BORDER COMMUNITIES

DIGITAL SAFETY IS A RIGHT, SAYS UCC BOSS

KAMPALA –MARCH 15, 2022 – Digital safety is a fundamental right for consumers, and all stakeholders should join hands to enforce it, the Uganda Communications Commission Ag. Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo has said. “The Commission recognises that digital safety is a fundamental right for all consumers; it is not a privilege, and guaranteeing it is a concerted effort of all stakeholders,” she explained. In … Continue reading DIGITAL SAFETY IS A RIGHT, SAYS UCC BOSS

STUDENTS’ PAPER-WRITING SKILLS POLISHED

AHEAD OF KEY NATIONAL ICT CONFERENCE    KAMPALA – 23-02-2022: A publishing masterclass will on Thursday 24th February 2022, be conducted at Makerere University as part of pre-conference activities leading up to the National Conference on Communications (NCC) to be held in May 2022. The masterclass is the fourth out of five lined up, the first three having been held at Kyambogo University (February 4), Mbarara … Continue reading STUDENTS’ PAPER-WRITING SKILLS POLISHED

MINISTRY OF ICT, UCC SIGN MOU WITH BUGANDA KINGDOM TO PROMOTE USE OF ICT

KAMPALA- 28-01-2022: The Ministry of ICT & National Guidance and Uganda Communications Commission have signed separate MoUs with the Kingdom of Buganda to promote digital literacy, productive internet usage, and technological innovations. During an event at Bulange Mengo on Friday, the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of ICT and Buganda Kingdom that was signed last month was launched, while a separate MoU was signed … Continue reading MINISTRY OF ICT, UCC SIGN MOU WITH BUGANDA KINGDOM TO PROMOTE USE OF ICT

MOBILE SUBSCRIPTION CONTINUES TO SPUR GROWTH

KAMPALA: 23-01-2022 – Mobile and fixed telephone subscription has continued to be the engine for growth in the communications sector with the market hitting 29 million in the third quarter of 2021. However, in terms of net quarterly additions, only 200,000 new subscriptions were posted in the three months July-September 2021, according to the latest market performance report released by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). This … Continue reading MOBILE SUBSCRIPTION CONTINUES TO SPUR GROWTH