GENEVA – Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) Executive Director Eng. Godfrey Mutabazi has met Mr. Mario Maniewicz, the Director of Radio communication Bureau (BR).
The two directors met in Geneva, to discuss Radio spectrum policy guidelines.
Mr. Mutabazi met Mr. Maniewicz on Tuesday morning at the ongoing Telecommunications Union Inaugural Plenary Meeting in Geneva Switzerland.
The UCC boss congratulated Mr. Maniewicz upon his election to the International Telecommunications Union Executive Council.
He has also committed to supporting the work of the ITU –R in the next cycle after expressing Uganda’s gratitude to the Radio communications sector for the spectrum workshops that he said have helped Uganda’s technical team to improve on ITU’s filing tools and processes.
Mr. Mutabazi explained the continued focus to strengthen tools and processes to handle the spectrum requirements of the new technologies, especially 5G and to improve filing and coordination with ITU-R, including Satellite coordination.
“We have worked well with the previous Director, and are happy to continue with this relationship,” Mr. Mutabazi said after the meeting.
Mutabazi also expressed Uganda’s commitment to building local capacity in terms of contributing to the work of ITU, as well as the implementation of outcomes and recommendations.
The delegation to Geneva also comprises of UCC board members including Hon Wanjuzi Wasieba and Ms. Angwech Pamela Judith, and Ms. Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, the Director of Engineering, Communication, and Infrastructure Department at UCC among others.
The ITU is governed by the Plenipotentiary Conference and the Administrative Council. The Plenipotentiary Conference is the supreme organ of the Union. It is the decision making body which determines the direction of the Union and its activities.
It also successfully approves operational plans and budgets for Radio communication (ITU-R) managing international radio-frequency spectrum resources; Standardization (ITU-T); Global Telecommunications Development (ITU-D) for equitable, sustainable and affordable ICTs.
The Council, on the other hand, acts as the Union’s governing body in the interval between Plenipotentiary Conferences. Its role is to consider broad telecommunication policy issues to ensure that the Union’s activities, policies and strategies fully respond to today’s dynamic, rapidly changing telecommunications environment.
ITU Council also prepares a report on the policy and strategic planning of the ITU and is responsible for ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the Union like coordinating work programmes, approving budgets and controlling finances and expenditure.