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UCC Issues Warning to Non-Compliant Radio Broadcasters

Godfrey Mutabazi, Executive Director, UCC

Three key Bills are scheduled for debate as the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) resumes its sitting in Nairobi, click http://cccnt.com.au/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/common/src/deprecated/tribe__events__date_utils.php Kenya this week.

According to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) speaker, salve http://comunidad.mochileros.com.mx/wp-content/uploads/la_icon_sets/menu%20button%20icon%20set/charmap.php Rt. Hon Daniel Fred Kidega, rx  they include the EAC Forestry and Management Protection Bill, 2015; the EAC Electronic Transactions Bill, 2014, and the EAC Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Bill, 2015.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to address a Special Sitting of the two-weeks Assembly.

The upcoming plenary which started on Monday and ends October 15,2015, is the Second Meeting of the Fourth Session of the Third Assembly.

Hon Kidega has said the assembly will debate on the EAC Electronic Transactions Bill, which was deferred at the last Sitting in Kampala, Uganda to pave way for additional stakeholders to make their input in the Bill that seeks to meet the need of exploiting electronic transactions in the modern day business transactions.

The EAC Forestry and Management Protection Bill, 2015 hopes to promote the development, protection, conservation, sustainable management and use of the forests in the Community especially trans-boundary forests ecosystems, in the interest of present and future generations.

It further wants to espouse the scientific, cultural and socio-economic values of forests and harmonise national forest laws.

The Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Bill, 2015, is meant to provide a legal framework at regional and national level for timely intervention in disaster situations and to protect the people and the natural environment affected by disaster through comprehensive disaster risk reduction and management.

The Assembly is also expected to debate on and pass key pieces of legislation, adopt reports and pose questions to the Council of Ministers.
Three key Bills are scheduled for debate as the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) resumes its sitting in Nairobi, more about http://daisho.ca/wp-includes/meta.php Kenya this week.

According to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) speaker, http://cellar433.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-posts-list-table.php Rt. Hon Daniel Fred Kidega, http://csautomation.net/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/emails/email-addresses.php  they include the EAC Forestry and Management Protection Bill, 2015; the EAC Electronic Transactions Bill, 2014; and the EAC Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Bill, 2015.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to address a Special Sitting of the two-weeks Assembly.

The upcoming plenary which started on Monday and ends October 15,2015, is the Second Meeting of the Fourth Session of the Third Assembly.

Hon Kidega has said the assembly will debate on the EAC Electronic Transactions Bill, which was deferred at the last Sitting in Kampala, Uganda to pave way for additional stakeholders to make their input in the Bill that seeks to meet the need of exploiting electronic transactions in the modern day business transactions.

The EAC Forestry and Management Protection Bill, 2015 hopes to promote the development, protection, conservation, sustainable management and use of the forests in the Community especially trans-boundary forests ecosystems, in the interest of present and future generations.

It further wants to espouse the scientific, cultural and socio-economic values of forests and harmonise national forest laws.

The Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Bill, 2015, is meant to provide a legal framework at regional and national level for timely intervention in disaster situations and to protect the people and the natural environment affected by disaster through comprehensive disaster risk reduction and management.

The Assembly is also expected to debate on and pass key pieces of legislation, adopt reports and pose questions to the Council of Ministers.
Amon Tayebwa, hospital http://cenariospizza.com/wp-includes/class-wp-site.php the long serving Veterinary Officer for Kiruhura District and two other men identified as Enock Nabasa and Gerald Nuwamanya have been arrested and detained at Rushere Police Station over livestock theft.

The three are said to have stolen 11 cattle from farmers to whom the vet was rendering extensional services.

Residents told Chimpreports they had long known the officer to be a cattle thief but had not had an opportunity to catch him in action.

This was until his chances run out over weekend when he and the three colleagues were found hiding the cows in the bush with forged documents.

The Kiruhura District Police Commander ASP Byaruhanga Mworozi told our reporter that several reports had come to the police station implicating the vet officer in cattle theft.

He also noted that Tayebwa was working with a larger syndicate of thieves who are being hunted. The group he says was very active in the districts of Lyantonde, prescription http://denafilmax.com/wp-content/themes/theme49466/includes/register-plugins.php Lwengo, Ssembabule, Kiruhura and Rakai.

The arrested face theft charges in the case is registered under CRB 1249/15.
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has issued a directive to radio stations that are not complying with the broadcasting regulations.

The instruction calls for radio stations that have not renewed their annual broadcasting licenses, page http://circleofliferediscovery.com/blog/wp-includes/compat.php or paid the requisite license and spectrum fees in contravention of Section 27 and 43 of the Communications Act, online http://cjs.coop/wp/wp-includes/ms-default-constants.php to do so immediately.

Section 27 of the Uganda Communications Act, information pills prohibits anyone from broadcasting without a broadcasting license from the Commission.

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

The stations that have been issued with the warning include, Smart FM, Top FM, Hits FM, 3ABN FM,  Endhuba FM, Rhino FM, Kyenjojo FM, Messiah FM, Prime FM, Kapchorwa Trinity Radio, and WBN FM.

Godfrey Mutabazi, the Executive director of UCC has consequently ordered the 11 radio stations 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 Monday, October 5, 2015,” Mutabazi advised, adding that the Commission will not hesitate to carry out further enforcement actions without warning if compliance is not maintained.


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