Public notice: Non-compliant Radio Broadcasters

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July 10, 2015
Vacancy Announcement
April 26, 2016

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is a corporate body established under Section 4 of the Uganda Communications Act, No. 1 of 2013 to regulate the telecommunications, radio, television and postal and courier services industry in Uganda.

Section 27 of the Act prohibits anyone from broadcasting without a broadcasting license from the Commission.

Section 43 of the Act provides that a licensee shall make an application for renewal of licence at least two months expiration of the license.

The Commission has noted with concern that the radio stations listed below have not renewed their annual broadcasting licenses, neither have they paid the requisite license and spectrum fees in contravention of Section 27 and 43 of the Act. These radio stations include:

 

Name of Company

Call Sign

Frequency

Location

1.

Nkabi Broadcasting Services Limited

Smart FM

89.MHz

Jinja

2.

Christian Life Ministries

Top FM

 

Kampala

3.

Western Broadcasting Services

Hits FM

103.4MHz

Mbarara

4.

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

3ABN FM

 

Kampala

4.

Kamuli Broadcasting Services

Endhuba FM

105.9 MHz

Kamuli

5.

Rhino Communications Company

Rhino FM

96.1MHz

Lira

6.

Kyenjojo FM Radio Limited

Kyenjojo FM

92.4MHz

Kibaale

7.

Diocese of South Rwenzori

Messiah FM

97.5MHz

Kasese

8.

Seventh Day Adventist Association

Prime FM

91.9 MHz

Kampala

9.

Nora Media Group Limited

Choice FM

92.1MHz

Gulu

10.

Presbyterian Church of Uganda

Kapchorwa Trinity Radio

94.1MHz

Kapchorwa

11.

West Nile Broadcasting Services

WBN FM

91.7MHz

Arua

The stations listed above are hereby ordered to immediately apply for renewal of their broadcasting licenses and pay all dues owed to the Commission with immediate effect.
These stations are further advised to adhere to this order within a period of 14 Calendar Days from the date of publication of this notice.

The Commission shall not hesitate to carry out further enforcement actions without warning which shall include; but not be limited to withdrawal of spectrum frequency, revocation of broadcasting license, and confiscation of radio equipment and apparatus in accordance with Section 6 of the Act.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Uganda Communications Commission
UCC House
Plot 42-44 Spring Road, Bugolobi
P. O. Box 7376, KAMPALA
Phone: + 256- 41-4339000, +256-31-2339000
Email: ucc@ucc.co.ug, Website: www.ucc.co.ug
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