SIM Card Registration Eased as UCC Receives Data Readers

SIM Card Registration Eased as UCC Receives Data Readers

The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) have handed over 50 biometric card readers to Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) to aid in the process of simcard replacements and swaps.

These machines will be handed over to Telecommunication companies soon to aid them through the process of replacing and registering new simcards that had been halted by UCC following cases of simcard misuse by criminals.

Following the handover, Ugandans who want to replace or register their SimCards will no longer be expected to go to NIRA offices for verification but will only need a police letter and their national ID.

According to UCC Director for corporate affairs, Fred Otunnu, the commission is working tirelessly to make sure that by today Monday; Ugandans can be able to replace simcards easily.

There has been a general outrage from Ugandans ever since UCC issued a directive stopping the sell, swap and replacement of simcards by all telecom companies a few weeks back.

Mr Otunnu assured Ugandans that 98 percent of the final phase that will ensure that they have their simcards replaced is complete.