KAMPALA — The Deputy Inspector General of Police Major General Muzeyi Sabiti has led a team of Police officers to meet telecom operators and officials from Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) over incidents of unlawful multiple simcard registration that may facilitate crime in different parts of the country.
The meeting resolved that all telecom companies should put in place mechanisms to close monitor registration of simcards so as to protect customers’ data from being misused.
The all agreed to out in place a task team to review ways in which simcard registration can further be enhanced to promote safety and security of users and the general public.
Police deputy spokesperon Polly Namaye said another task team was formed to steer the process of decogesting the 999 emergency system of unnecessary or false callers to ensure faster and more accurate response by the Police in emergency situations.
The meeting was attended by the Managing Director UCC engineer Godfrey Mutabazi and representatives from all telecom operators in Uganda namely MTN Uganda , Airtel Uganda, Africell Uganda, Smile Telecom and Orange Telecom.