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Uganda Communications Commission


The Uganda Communications Commission UCC is the government regulatory body of the communications sector in Uganda Although owned by the Ugandan government, it acts independently Its mandated responsibilities include licensing, regulation, communications infrastructure development and the expansion of rural communications service

Contents

  • 1 Location
  • 2 History
  • 3 Organization and operations
  • 4 Rural Communications
  • 5 Governance
  • 6 See also
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Location

The headquarters of the UCC are located at 42-44 Spring Road, in Bugoloobi, a neighborhood in Nakawa Division, in Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country Other regional offices are located in Gulu, Mbale, Masindi and Mbarara

History

UCC was created by the Communications Act enacted in 1997, by the Ugandan Parliament That instrument, split the then Ugandan parastatal, Uganda Posts and Telecommunications Company Limited UPTCL, into four entities:

  • Uganda Communications Commission UCC - The communications industry regulator
  • Uganda Post Limited - Also known as Posta Uganda
  • PostBank Uganda - A government-owned financial institution
  • Uganda Telecom - An information technology and communication network company

Organization and operations

The organizational structure of the Commission, is laid out in detail at the Communications Commission's web site

The Communications Commission runs a film festival to promote the country's film industry

Rural Communications

The Rural Communications Development Fund RCDF, was founded in 2003 and is responsible for the development of communications infrastructure outside of Uganda's urban centers The RCDF has set standards for its work in the 112 districts of the country RCDF's scope of work includes: a creation of internet points of presence b internet training centers c creation of internet cafes at every district headquarters d creation of web portals for every district e maintenance of pay telephones at the ratio of at least one for every 2500 people f development of postal projects, Multi-purpose Community Telecentres MCTs, internet development for schools & health care facilities and g development of call centres

Governance

The Chairman of the seven-member Communications Board is Vincent Kasangaki Other board members include; Evelyn Piloya, Jane Kabbale, Rajab Wardah Gyagenda, William Byruhanga, Norah Muliira and Charles Lwanga Auk The Executive Director is Godfrey Mutabazi

See also

  • KCCA
  • Uganda Government
  • Uganda Communications
  • EAC Postal History
  • Bugoloobi

References

  1. ^ European, Times 2 October 2012 "World-Class Communications Sector With Investment Appeal" European-Timescom Retrieved 2 July 2014 
  2. ^ UCC, "Location And Contacts of Uganda Communication Commission" Uganda Communications Commission UCC Retrieved 2 July 2014 
  3. ^ UCC, "The Organisational Structructure of Uganda Communications Commission" Uganda Communications Commission UCC Retrieved 2 July 2014 
  4. ^ "Uganda Film Festival - Background and Objectives" 
  5. ^ Genrwot, Jeddy 29 May 2014 "MTN Uganda Contributes UGX16 Billion to the UCC Rural Communications Development Fund RCDF" PCTechMagcom PC Tech Magazine Retrieved 2 July 2014 
  6. ^ Betty Amamukirori, and Michael Odeng 2 October 2014 "Government To Reduce Internet Costs" New Vision Kampala Retrieved 2 October 2014 

External links

  • Uganda Communications Commission


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