The Uganda Communications Commission was established to implement the provisions of The UCC Act 2013 in accordance with the Laws of Uganda, with the principal goal of developing a modern communications Infrastructure in Uganda, in conformity with the operationalization of the Telecommunications Policy.
To Drive The Development of a Robust Communications Sector in Uganda.
Mandate of UCC
The primary mandate of UCC is to regulate the Communications sector, which includes Telecommunications, Broadcasting, radio communication, postal communications, data communication and infrastructure.
The Mandate of the Commission spans over three entities:
- Uganda Communications Commission
- Rural Communications Development Fund
- Uganda Institute of Communications & Technology
The National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) is an autonomous statutory body established under the NITA-U Act 2009, to coordinate and regulate Information Technology services in Uganda.
NITA-U is under the general supervision of the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance.
A globally competitive Uganda enabled by Information Technology.
Objectives of NITA-U
- To provide high quality information technology services to Government;
- To promote standardisation in the planning, acquisition, implementation, delivery, support and maintenance of information technology equipment and services, to ensure uniformity in quality, adequacy and reliability of information technology usage throughout Uganda;
- To provide guidance and other assistance as may be required to other users and providers of information technology;
- To promote cooperation, coordination and rationalisation among users and providers of information technology at national and local level so as to avoid duplication of efforts and ensure optimal utilisation of scarce resources;
- To promote and be the focal point of co-operation for information technology users and providers at regional and international levels; and
- To promote access to and utilisation of information technology by the special interest groups.
Uganda Television and Radio Uganda (the current Uganda Broadcasting Corporation) was born in 1963 one year after Uganda’s independence. However, radio was born in Uganda in 1954 and TV came in nine years after that. Its main aim was to broadcast through both mediums to the whole country as the national broadcaster.
“To become the most respected broadcaster in the region.”
The Corporation is mandated by the Government of Uganda to deliver the following:
• Provide radio and television broadcasting services and programmes that contribute to social economic development with emphasis on national unity in cultural diversity;
• Reflect the Government Vision regarding the objective, composition and overall management of the broadcasting services;
• Ensure a sustainable system of gathering, analysing storage and dissemination of information to the public;
• Establish autonomy of management in rendering public broadcasting services;
• Carry out signal distribution as a common carrier;
• Establish systems of accountability and enhance profitability in running public broadcasting services;
• Maintain responsible editorial independence and set national broadcasting standards of exemplary performance;
• Ensure protection of the public interest in rendering broadcasting services;
• Provide electronic media consultancy services that educate and guide the public;
• Operate an efficient and self-sustaining Corporation;
• Achieve and sustain comprehensive national radio and television coverage throughout the country;
• Ensure accurate, timely and reliable reporting of events and presentation of programmes and carry out any other activity that may be carried out by a public broadcaster.
To effectively facilitate communications of government policies, programmes and projects to the public through the media
The Government of Uganda under the initiative of the Ministry of ICT & National Guidance established a primary contact Centre for citizens to enhance the monitoring of service delivery and provide a channel for feedback and suggestions from citizens.We encourage open governance through awareness of public services.
Posta Uganda is the most extensive provider of postal services in Uganda, having an extensive network of postal delivery outlets down to sub-country level. Mail is delivered to over 70,000 post boxes all over the country, and through our 300 post offices we offer a host of auxiliary services. These include letter and parcel conveyance, an express courier service, local and international money transfers, internet services, philately for collectors, affordable public transport by the Post Bus, distribution of newspapers, magazines as well as being an agent for telecommunications providers.
Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology (UICT), located at Plot 9-21 Port Bell Road, Nakawa, Kampala, Uganda,