The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has come out to claim that it achieved success in the recent SIM card verification exercise, KFM reported.
Phone numbers that had not been verified by the National Identification Registration Authority were disconnected by the telecom companies at the end of August. UCC corporate affairs director Fred Otunnu told KFM that the exercise registered over 98 percent success rate.
He added that SIM card registration and verification continue and he urged those whose cards were disconnected to ensure they go through the set process.
According to government, SIM card verification is intended to help law security agencies to track criminals and curb phone theft, fraud, threats and incitement of violence.
Deadline for Sim Card verification using the National Identity card was extended from May 19 2017 to August 30 2017 by the President, in order to allow more time for telecoms to complete the verification exercise of subscribers who had not yet applied for or received their Identification details from NIRA.