John-NasasiraThe Minister of Information Communications Technology(ICT) John Nasasira has challenged the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to address the quality of service delivered by the telecommunication operators in the country.

There are four major telecom operators in the country which include MTN, Airtel, uganda telecom and Orange. The country’s communications regulator UCC receives public complaints over failure by the telecom companies to meet the minimum quality of service.

Minister Nasasira on Tuesday toured UCC to get familiar with the regulator’s programmes and projects. He also inspected facilities that are used in spectrum monitoring, and monitoring the use of frequencies, as well as emergency response to cyber-attacks.

Nasasira who was recently transferred from the gender ministry in a cabinet reshuffle, said that he was happy to return to oversee the communications commission which he helped to establish when he was serving as minister of works, transport and communication.

He noted that the communications sector has expanded and UCC has a responsibility to regulate it to ensure efficiency of operators in the communications sector.

Nasasira was accompanied by UCC officials who included the UCC executive director Godfrey Mutabazi, Patrick Mwesigwa, the UCC director of technology, and the ministry of ICT permanent secretary Pat Saamanya.

Nasasira said that his time the ICT ministry will prioritize cyber security, ensuring the migration from analogue to digital broadcasting, as well as putting in place a strategic development plan for the ICT sector.

Credit: NewVision