Gov’t orders Fresh Sim Card Registration Using National IDs

Gov’t orders Fresh Sim Card Registration Using National IDs


The government have given Ugandans seven days to verify their sim card registration details using national identity cards or else they risk being deactivated.

This was agreed upon on Tuesday during a closed door meeting between the Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura, the Uganda Communication Commission officials and service providers from different Telecom companies in Bugolobi.

Speaking to journalists after the meeting, the UCC Executive  Director Godfrey Mutabazi said that although they had earlier directed telecom companies to deactivate unregistered sim cards, all Ugandans who registered their sim cards using documents other than the national IDs should verify their sim cards now, while foreigners will be required to use their passports.

Mutabazi added that vendors selling unregistered sim cards on the streets of Kampala must stop immediately or they face arrest, asserting that only authorized outlets will be allowed to sell sim cards.

He noted that all companies are going to be served with an official directive to ensure that all sim cards that are not verified within the next seven days are deactivated or their licenses will be suspended.