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The formulation of an African position according to Godfrey Mutabaazi the Executive Director of the Uganda Communications Commission will enable Africa tackle all the challenges each member country faces relating to ICT.
The UCC Executive Director, Godfrey Mutabazi, told the Committee that since the scratch cards were phased out at the end of last month, statistics from different Telecom companies indicate 98 compliance to digital transition.
Kampala Capital City Authority KCCA plans to put the first electronic waste e-waste treatment facility in the country. Some studies have found that about 28,000 tons of waste is collected and delivered to Kitezi landfill every month. KCCA records show that that represents approximately 40 of the waste generated in the city.
MP Barnabas Tinkasimire, a member of the parliamentary ICT committee, says there is a push by the ICT ministry to amend the provision in the UCC Act of 2013 which requires that any regulation the ICT minister makes must be subject to parliamentary approval.