The Uganda Communications Commission is not yet done with making directives that leaves many wondering. From switching off the sim-cards that were not registered under the National Identification credentials to playing a big role in the favor of the annual Shs 72,000 social media tax per sim-card and 1% double taxation on Mobile Money transactions among others, it is now a ban on Airtime scratch cards.
Telecom companies have been ordered to stop selling airtime scratch cards with effect from 31st July 2018.
“We hereby inform the general public that UCC has banned the use of scratch/airtime cards with effect from 31st July, 2018,”
With this cause, customers are advised to use means mobile money, Agent’s Easy Load, PayWay, Mula App, Pebuu, and any other electronic payment option. Sorry to the grand mothers in the villages who now have to walk miles to access such services.
Thia might be the reason why some airtime vendors even those operating from the city centers have decided to increase the price for airtime scratch cards to 10%.