President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has taken a decision to extend the deadline for registration and verification of sim cards that has been ongoing until unregistered sim cards were deactivated.
Museveni has extended the deadline up to 30th August, 2017 to give all Ugandans time to have their sim cards registered.
“I’ve agreed to this proposal on condition that the new deadline will be respected. SIM card registration will therefore run until 30/8/2017,” read Museveni’s message on Twitter.
I've agreed to this proposal on condition that the new deadline will be respected. SIM card registration will therefore run until 30/8/2017.
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) May 22, 2017
This comes a few days after the Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Frank Tumwebaze said that the May 19 deadline set by government would not be extended even after Parliament had passed a motion to extend the deadline by a period not more than a year.
The president has authorized Minister Tumwebaze and other concerned government agencies to extend the deadline.
“Ministry of ICT and other concerned govt agencies are authorized to allow this new window. I ask Ugandans to take this exercise seriously,” he said.