Government extends Sim Card registration exercise

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Government of Uganda has extended the ongoing Sim card verification and validation exercise by one month.

In a letter dated 19th April 2017, Prime Minster Ruhakana Rugunda directed the Executive Director, Uganda Communication Commission to extend the exercise for another 30 days to allow all Ugandans to participate in the exercise.

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‘ ‘ Reference is made to your letter dated 11th April 2017, wherein you directed all telecommucation service providers to verify all Sim card subscriber details within seven days from Wednesday 12th April 2017-You directed that all subscribers of telecommunication services must update their Sim card registration details using their National Identification Card numbers and all Sim cards whose details were not updated and verified by Thursday 20th 2017 would be deactivated’’ the letter reads in part.

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‘ ‘ The government has reviewed the said timeline and taken a decision that the ongoing Sim card verification exercise should be extended to the 19th May 2017’’

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