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CONTENTS Page NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to the decision of the 5th
The Uganda Communications Act—Notice ... 669 Heads of State Summit for the Northern Corridor Integrated
The Advocates Act—Notices ... ... 669-670 Projects held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 2nd May, 2014 and the
The Companies Act—Notices ... ... 670 6th Heads of State Summit held in Kigali on 3rd July, 2014,
The Mining Act—Notices ... ... 671 on the implementation of a One Network Area for the
Northern Corridor Region;
The Copyright and Neighbouring Rights
Regulations—Notice ................ ... 671 AND in accordance with section 7 of the Uganda
The Trademarks Act—Registration of Applications 671 -682 Communications Act, 1 of 2013, there shall be adopted for
Advertisements....................................... ... 683-690 the implementation of the “One Network Area” by all
telecom operators for traffic originating and terminating
within the Northern Corridor Region, the following Policy
Guidelines—
General Notice No. 534 of 2014. 1. Exemption of regional calls from surcharges which are
applied on international incoming calls.
UGANDA COMMUNICATIONS ACT,
Act No. I of 2013 2. Removal of additional charges to subscribers on
account of roaming within the region;
NOTICE 3. Removal of charges for receiving calls while roaming
POLICY GUIDELINES FOR THE within the region;
IMPLEMENTATION OF A ONE NETWORK AREA 4. Subscribers travelling within the region will be charged
WITHIN THE NORTHERN CORRIDOR REGION as local subscribers in the visited country network. The
subscriber will, therefore, only incur prevailing calling
IN EXERCISE OF the powers conferred upon the Minister rates of the visited network similar to what local
of Information and Communications Technology by section subscribers pay; and
7 of the Uganda Communications Act, the following policy 5. Operators within the region shall be required to re­
guidelines are issued— negotiate their bilateral agreements to ensure full
implementation of the One-Network Area by 1st
Uganda Communications (One Network Area) Policy September, 2014, for Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, and
Guidelines. 31st December, 2014, for South Sudan.
These Guidelines may be cited as the Uganda
Background
Communications (One Network Area) Policy Guidelines
These Ministerial Policy Guidelines are issued this 23rd day
of July, 2014, pursuant to section 7 of the Uganda
2014, and take effect on 1st September, 2014.
Communications Act, 2013, to give effect to the decision of
the 5th Heads of State Summit for the Northern Corridor
Integration Projects held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 2nd May,
2014 and the 6th Heads of State Summit held in Kigali, on
4ohn m. nasasira
Minister of Information and Communications Technology.
3rd July, 2014, on the implementation of a One Network
Area for the Northern Corridor Region.
General Notice No. 535 of 2014.
WHEREAS the Member States of the Northern Corridor, THE ADVOCATES ACT, CAP. 267.
namely, The Republic of Kenya, The Republic of Rwanda,
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE
The Republic of Uganda and The Republic of South Sudan
OF ELIGIBILITY.
adopted a regional telecommunications framework for the
implementation of a “One Network Area” within the It is hereby notified that an application has been
Northern Corridor Region as agreed during the 5th Heads of presented to the Law Council by Kiiza Caroline who is
State Summit for the Northern Corridor Integration Projects stated to be a holder of a Bachelor of Laws Degree from
held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 2nd May, 2014; Makerere University, Kampala, having been awarded on
the 6th day of October, 2000 and a Diploma in Legal
WHEREAS during the 6th Heads of State Summit held in Practice awarded by the Law Development Centre on the
Kigali, Rwanda, on 3rd July, 2014, it was agreed that the 11th day of April, 2003, for the issuance of a Certificate of
three Member States, namely: The Republic of Kenya, The Eligibility for entry of her name on the Roll of Advocates
Republic of Rwanda and The Republic of Uganda shall for Uganda.
implement the “One Network Area” by 31st December, Kampala, MARGARET APINY,
2014; 25th August, 2014. Secretary, Law Council.