The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) was established under section 4 of the Uganda Communications Act, 2013 (the Act) as the regulator in the development of a modern communications sector that includes telecommunications, broadcasting, radio communications, postal communications, data communication and infrastructure.
In exercise of its mandate, the Commission revised the licensing framework for the radio broadcasting sectors in Uganda and on the 2nd of June 2020, all existing radio broadcasters were advised to apply for new broadcasting licenses under the new framework by the 31st of July 2020.
According to Clause 4.3(a) of the Uganda Communication Communications Spectrum Management Guidelines 2017 and the frequency assignment letters issued to all radio broadcasters, it is clearly stipulated that spectrum assignment lapses immediately the assigned party ceases to hold a valid broadcasting license issued by the Commission.
The broadcasting licenses for the underlisted radio broadcasters expired on 30th June 2020 and despite several reminders, including the public notice issued on 31st December 2020, they have to date not submitted their applications for licenses in accordance with the Uganda Communications Act 2013.
|BROADCASTER NAME||CALL SIGN||FREQUENCY||LOCATION|
|1||Abundant Hope Media Services||Hope FM||102.6||Kabale|
|2||Access Broadcasting Services||AA City Radio||96.3||Arua|
|3||Amuria Rural Development Agency||Saviour FM||104.2||Amuria|
|4||Biiso FM Limited||Biiso FM||97.8||Buliisa|
|5||Busoga Inter District BIDADO||Marantha FM||104.7||Jinja|
|6||Crane Broadcasting Limited||Crane FM||87.6||Bushenyi|
|7||CUE Investments Limited||Q FM||94.3||Lira|
|8||East Africa FM Limited||East Africa Radio||99.0||Kampala|
|9||Estalup Enterprises Limited||Radio North||89.0||Lira|
|10||Gulu FM||Gulu FM||102.7||Gulu|
|11||Kamuli Broadcasting Services||Enduhba FM||105.9||Kamuli|
|12||Kinkizi FM Limited||Radio Kinkizi||88.0||Kinkizi|
|13||Kitti FM||Kitty Fm||99.2||Kitgum|
|14||Kwania FM Limited||Kwania FM||101.1||Apac|
|15||Kyegegwa District||Kyegegwa Community Radio||107.9||Kyegegwa|
|16||Lisavin Suppliers Limited||Kanungu FM||101.3||Kanungu|
|17||Masindi Broadcasting Services||Radio Kitara||96.9||Masindi|
|18||Mbabule FM Limited||Mbabule FM||101.1||Sembabule|
|19||Mega Max Global (U) Limited||Village Club California||103.6||Kiryandongo|
|20||Nawajjo Enterprises||Elgon FM||101.4||Mbale|
|21||Norah Media Group||Choice FM||92.1||Gulu|
|22||Radio Kaaro Limited||Radio Kaaro||103.8||Kiruhura|
|23||Radio Revival Limited||Radio Revival||93.2||Mbarara|
|24||Radio Veros Limited||Radio Veros||90.2||Tororo|
|25||Sauti Media Services Limited||Sauti FM||105.5||Kayunga|
|26||Tembo FM (U) Limited||Tembo FM||103.5||Kitgum|
|27||TimCom Limited||Radio Ssese||101.9||Kalangala|
|28||Uganda Australian Foundation||Palwak Radio||88.3||Pader|
|29||Unique FM Radio Limited||Unique FM||96.7||Kyenjojo|
|30||V and B Communications Limited||Challenge FM||91.9||Paliisa|
The above-listed radio stations are accordingly reminded that unless they regularize their operations by clearing all outstanding compliance issues and submit complete applications for their respective radio frequencies by Wednesday the 14th of April 2021, their respective radio spectrum assignments shall automatically lapse and they shall be required to stop broadcasting.
The proprietors of the subject radio stations are further reminded that in accordance with sections 26 and 27 of the Uganda Communications Act 2013, any person who provides broadcasting services in Uganda without a license issued by the Commission commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine or imprisonment or both.
Should you require any clarification on this matter, please do not hesitate to contact the Commission.