MINISTER TUMWEBAZE ORDERS TELCOM OPERATORS TO SWITCH OFF ILLEGAL SIMCARDS
By www.mknewslink.com reporter
Information Technology and Communications minister; Frank Tumwebaze has strongly warned all telcom operators in Uganda to switch off illegally acquired simcards or else they will have their licenses revoked.
According to his tweeter message he sent to all telcom operators today, Tumwebaze disclosed that the cabinet has resolved that all illegally acquired simcards be switched off.
He said they will take this position and enforce it without exception.
All telecom operators are on notice, if they don’t switch off illegally acquired simcards they will be penalized &or hv their licenses revoked.Cabinet has taken this position & we will enforce it without exception. Let all be aware @mtnug @Airtel_Ug @africellUG @orange @UCC_EDT Tumwebaze tweeted.
The directive came hours after police recovered the body of Susan Magara, 28, at Kigo in Wakiso District weeks after she was kidnapped at Kabaka Anjagala road as she was driving to her home in Lungujja, Rubaga Division.
Magara was kidnapped on February 7, 2018 and had been missing since then.
In May 2017, phone users braved long queues at different Simcard registration centres as they moved to beat the deadline for Simcard registration; even after it had been extended a couple of times.
This followed a directive by telecom sector regulator, UCC to all telecom companies to have their clients register their Simcards.
The directive came two months after the brutal murder of then-police spokesman, Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his driver and bodyguard. The assailants reportedly coordinated their gruesome mission on phone.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website