By Ahura Mujuni Mark
Uganda Communications Commission has confirmed that all unregistered SIM-cards will be switched off on Saturday 31st August 2013.
Today ,the High Court will hear an application for a temporary injunction against the government’s move to switch off unregistered SIM-cards.The case will be heard at 9.30 AM before Justice Yasin Nyanzi.
8% of the total number of SIM cards which is over 16 million are still unregistered according to UCC.
Reports from UCC indicate that SIM card registration process was initially set to take a year from March 2012 but by March 2013 many SIM cards were still unregistered with many of the unregistered located in hard to reach areas.
This time, UCC has vowed not to extend the registration exercise any further.