Ugandan government considers move to combine telecoms authorities

The National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) could be merged into the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) under plans to streamline government agencies and authorities. A report from Techjaja says an independent review team has proposed that NITA-U be abolished and its operations taken over by the UCC. This would give the UCC responsibility for major projects such as the...

The Association of Licensed Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ALTON) has urged Nigeria’s federal government to address the issue of multiple taxes which it has previously described as ‘irrelevant’ and ‘stifles economic growth’. The group claimed that the government had made a habit of imposing taxes that bear no relevance to telecoms operations such as Sewage...

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