By Watchdog reporter
Uganda Communications Commissions has suffered a set back in its plans to register sim card holders using their IDs.
Court on Tuesday afternoon stopped the ongoing re-registration following a petition in which Norman Tumuhimbise and Rights Trumpet Limited seek court to declare the process illegal.
In an interim injunction issued by the Civil Division of the High Court, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and telecom companies have been directed to henceforth stop the registration and re-registration of SIM Card subscriber details.
“An Interim Order doth issue restraining the respondent [Uganda Communications Commission and telecom companies] … from enforcing or implementing the directive of SIM Card subscriber details …. or recognising the national identity cards as the sole document of identity,” the order reads in part.
UCC recently issued a seven day ultimatum to all SIM Card holders who haven’t registered using their IDs. UCC says it would switched off SIMCARDS this Thursday.
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