David Ogong, the director for competition and corporate affairs at the commission, said the initiative was a step towards recognising entities and individuals for their contribution to the development of the communications sector in Uganda.

“It shall be marked as a showcase for “all that’s best” in Uganda’s communications sector and the winning and shortlisted firms and individuals shall benefit from attaining an accolade of quality, innovation and leadership, among other merits,” he said.

He said the awards had been categorised into three to cover the diversity of the communications sector the country.

The awards include eligible small and medium enterprises, voice and data service providers, technical groups, advocacy forums, couriers service providers and the academia.