By Andrew Irumba
Sources within the Commission have revealed to Spy Uganda that these shrewd conmen go around the country pretending to be registering phone numbers for both communication and mobile services on behalf of the UCC.
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), under the stewardship of Eng.Godfrey Mutabaazi, has warned the general public to look for conmen who are collecting money from people to register their SIM cards with UCC.
A statement from UCC about the matter reads thus; “Some unscrupulous people are purporting to offer telecommunications and mobile money services to Ugandans on behalf of the UCC. Kindly take note that the Commission doesn’t offer such services.”
The statement continues that “Members of public who are approached by these suspicious conmen should call the UCC toll free line on 0800222777 or visit our website on www.ucc.co.ug for more details.”
It should be noted that one of the conmen identifies himself as Herbert Zziwa from UCC and uses mobile phone number 0772935058.