Ugandan Lawmakers Inspect UCC’s Technology Infrastructure

Members of Parliament on ICT Committee have Thursday paid a visit to the Uganda Communications Commission headquarters in Bugolobi, information pills Kampala, information pills inspecting key communication technology infrastructure.

The law makers visited the spectrum management and quality of service monitoring systems and CERT which handles cyber security issues raised by the public.

Hon Mary Turyahikayo who led the visiting legislators hailed UCC for setting up advanced technology infrastructure, facilitating schools with ICT laboratories and a one-year free Internet.

“I am happy that the President is starting to appreciate the impact of ICT in this country,” said Turyahikayo.

Lawmakers were informed of several challenges facing UCC including lack of legislation to protect communication infrastructure from vandalism and theft.

UCC officials further cited the high taxation of the communication players as another hurdle hindering the sector’s growth.

The MPs in a group photo with the UCC Executive Director, Godfrey Mutabazi
The MPs in a group photo with the UCC Executive Director, Godfrey Mutabazi

Nevertheless, UCC Executive Director Eng Godfrey Mutabazi expressed optimism that the communications sector will continue growing.

Some of UCC’s achievements include increased developer interests; establishment of communications stations, ICT schools labs, health ICT labs, and school content development among others.


Officials further said the increased communication services coverage in the country has been realised in line with the main objective of universal access to communications.

Milestones over the years include the formulation, design of the one area network which has caused a reduction in the cost of communication services.

“Unlike other government agencies, UCC is a self financing agency with collections from Telecom and courier sectors,” said UCC’s Dr Twinemanzi Tumubweine.

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