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Arrest anyone selling simcards on streets – Mutabazi

UCC Boss Mutabazi addressing the press

In bid to mitigate the existing flaws in the internal processes of the telecommunication operators which have been exploited by criminals to commit cyber related offences, Godfrey Mutabazi the Uganda communications commission director has ordered all Telecom operators to recall all unregistered simcards.

Speaking to Journalists early this morning, Mutabazi noted that telecom operators should immediately stop the sale of SIM cards and airtime through vendors and other establishments that are not licensed by the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).

Mutabaazi has now given the vendors 48 hours within which to leave the streets or be arrested for illegally operating and revealed that all Telecom operators are also to acquire card readers to be used by service centres to validate national identification information during registration.

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