Overview and Mandate

The UCC was established to implement the provisions of The UCC Act 2013 Laws of Uganda with a principal goal of developing a modern communications sub-sector and Infrastructure in Uganda, in conformity with the operationalization of the Telecommunications Policy.

The Mandate of UCC

The Commission is mandated to undertake a range of functions in the following areas:
  1. Licensing and standards;
  2. Spectrum management;
  3. Tariff regulation;
  4. Research and development;
  5. Consumer empowerment;
  6. Policy advice & implementation;
  7. Rural communications development; and
  8. Capacity building.
UCC is thus not only the regulator, but also a facilitator and promoter of coordinated and sustainable growth and development of Uganda's communications sector.

UCC STRATEGIC PLAN 2014/15 2019/20, Click for details

Our Mission
To Drive The Development of a Robust Communications Sector in Uganda.

Our Vision
To Become a World Class Communications Regulator.


The Board of Commissioners of UCC are responsible for policy formulation and guidance to the Management of UCC. The Commission is composed of six part-time commissioners and one full-time commissioner.

The Chairman is the head of Commission. The full-time commissioner is the Executive Director of UCC. The Executive Director is the head of the directorate that executes the routine tasks associated with the regulation of the Communications sector