Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) Director for Legal Affairs, Susan Marian Atengo Wegoye has been elected to represent Uganda as a member of Legal Experts at the International Telecommunications Satellite Organisation (ITSO).
This occurred during the recently-concluded 38th ITSO Assembly in Washington, U.S.
UCC Executive Director Godfrey Mutabazi said he was “exceedingly humbled” by Wegoye’s election, adding the institution looked “forward to beneficial collaborations and partnerships making satellite technology accessible to all.”
Wegoye, an Advocate of the Courts of Judicature of Uganda with over 15 years’ legal experience, will guide ITSO as a legal expert to achieve and maintain continuous provision of international public telecommunications services through satellite.
She also is expected take part in initiatives aimed at optimising orbital resources and associated frequency assignments and promoting global information and communications infrastructure.
Officials said since Wegoye hails from a developing country, she appreciates the challenges faced by the developing world especially Uganda when it comes to connecting the unconnected.
She also is expected to provide the appropriate guidance to help in bridging the digital divide.
UCC officials said Wegoye will be part of an expert legal panel guiding ITSO to universal global recognition by the international community by highlighting the role, value, and contribution that ICT’s make towards the achievement of sustainable development.
Her experience in ICTs is said to be unprecedented.
UCC said the election of Wegoye will provide guidance to ITSO as it contributes towards achieving its objectives on the global ICT development agenda.
She is expected to guide on several critical issues such as increasing global universal broadband access and affordability.
According to Wegoye’s profile posted on the UCC Website, she is an Advocate of the Courts of Judicature of Uganda with over 15 years’ legal experience.
Wegoye holds an LLM in Intellectual Property and Technology, Bachelors of Laws Degree (Makerere University, Kampala), a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Law Development Centre) and a Diploma in Legislative Drafting (International Law Institute).
She has extensive corporate experience derived in civil aviation, broadcasting and telecommunications sub sectors and has been instrumental in legislative and international lobby efforts.
It’s understood Wegoye was selected for being a well-grounded lawyer with strengths in policy development, corporate governance, commercial transactions, legal and regulatory compliance.