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Official Statement: Nyombi Thembo begins 5-year journey as UCC Executive Director

By Executive Editor


Ex-Minister of State for ICT and National Guidance has assumed his role at the Bugolobi-based government agency as the Executive Director of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC).

Nyombi Thembo’s appointment came to light mid this week. According to the Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, Thembo will lead the Commission for the next 5 years. The terms started on Friday, December 1, 2023.

In an official statement on Friday, Thembo committed to fostering collaboration and open communication. 

Full statement:

I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve as Executive Director of @UCC_Official. I express my sincere gratitude to @MoICT_Ug Hon. Chris Baryomunsi, for entrusting me with this task. 

I extend my appreciation to the @GovUganda under the esteemed leadership of HE @KagutaMuseveni for creating an enabling environment and commit @UCC_Official’s unwavering support to the realization of Uganda’s aspirations as articulated in the Digital Transformation Roadmap. 

To the esteemed @UCC_Official Board, I look forward to aligning with your visionary compass. It has been instrumental in steering UCC towards the realization of an inclusive digital economy. Your guidance is invaluable as we navigate the path ahead. 

To the dedicated UCC mgt & staff: Let us embrace our shared responsibility. Together, we are driving the realization of a robust communication sector, guided by our core values of Excellence, Professionalism, Integrity, and Commitment. 

Our unity is our strength, and we will leverage diverse skills and perspectives to navigate the dynamic communications industry landscape. 

I want to express my deep gratitude to Eng. Irene Kaggwa for her successful stewardship of UCC over the past 3.5 years. Additionally, heartfelt thanks to Eng. Mutabazi and Eng. Masambu, whose leadership laid the foundation for UCC’s impressive 25 years of achievements. 

To our esteemed consumers and stakeholders, you are the driving force behind our relevance. We commit to even stronger collaboration to realize the socioeconomic transformational value of ICT. 

To the industry, I recognize & value the private sector’s crucial role in the ICT ecosystem. We pledge not to disrupt your business models and implore you to play by the rules that ensure the delivery of quality, safe and affordable communication services to the people of Uganda. 

As we embark on this journey, we are committed to driving innovation, regulatory excellence, and top-notch services for Uganda. Our challenges & successes will be a collective effort, and I am committed to fostering collaboration & open communication. 


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