Accoding to the Uganda Communications Commission 13 million sim cards have been registered and verified as the 19th May 2017 deadline draws near.


Tumukunde was addressing a press conference alongside officials from NIRA, police and the Uganda Communications Commission headquarters.

General Tumukunde also affirmed that the progress of sim card verification is on the right track but urged officials from the national identification and registration authority to sensitize the public

He also urged the telecom companies to stop issuing unregistered sim cards during this period.

The minister for security, General Henry Tumukunde has also added that there will be no extension of the sim card verification process after the 19th May deadline elapses.

“The deadline for deactivation of unregistered sim-cards is May 19, 2017. For that matter, I don’t think we will have any issues or complaints.” Tumukunde said.

Tumukunde also explained that details for two million sim-cards were yet to be verified by National Identification and Registration Authority (Nira).