Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.

The Speaker of Parliament has directed the House Rules Committee to summon ICT Minister Frank Tumwebaze for contempt of Parliament over sim-card registration.

Following Tumwebaze’s statement today insisting that all unregistered sim cards be disconnected come midnight, the Speaker of Parliament directed house rules committee to summon him for contempt of the August house.

Yesterday Parliament chaired by Kadaga, moved a motion with an anxiety of the government to extend the deadline of sim card registration for at least one year however, legislators statement was discarded and under looked.

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Today in the afternoon, Minster Tumwebaze issued a statement at Uganda Media Center that the government will not tamper it’s with its programme to extend the  set date of unregistered sim card disconnection claiming that Ugandans have had enough time to register and verify their cards.

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