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The Ministry of internal Affairs

The Ministry of internal Affairs
Tel: +256-41-4231031

Location: Ministry of Internal Affairs, Plot 75 Jinja Road Kampala, Uganda
Postal Address:  P.o.Box 7191, Kampala (U).

MOIA: Verifying subscriber information a challenge, telecom players say
Despite completing SIM card registration, telecommunication companies have said they are facing challenges verifying the registered subscribers’ data due to lack of proper identification documents.Speaking during a meeting between the internal Affairs Ministry and telecommunication companies’ executive directors recently, MTN general manager corporate services Anthony Katamba said: “Some subscribers don’t have any legal identification documents and that forced us to rely on letters from Local Councils which are not accurate enough. At times names of individuals are wrongly spelt yet we don’t have any other legal document to crosscheck with.”Disguising identity This means that if a person has ill intentions, he can decide to spell his name differently or even use different names to disguise his true identity.It is also alleged that some subscribers submitted forged documents like identity cards, whose numbers could not be verified while others registered SIM cards on behalf of others, meaning that the registration agent didn’t see the applicant physically to verify whether the attached photograph is for the applican, in order to prove the identity of the applicant. Read more