Government insists that deadline for SIM Card registration stands at May 19 as earlier indicated.

In the afternoon plenary session chaired by Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, MPs resolved that government extends the exercise for up to one year to enable a number of Ugandans who have not yet accessed their National Identity Cards to register.

 

However, Minister for ICT, Mr Frank Tumwebaze, using his official Twitter handle reiterated that the deadline stands.
Mr Tumwebaze also adds that the issues addressed by parliament including loss of money as Mobile Money services would be crippled by switching off unregistered subscribers; government is working on ways to mitigate the loss.