The Uganda Communications Commission has reminded the members of the general public that the first phase of the on going national registration of owners of video halls, video libraries, and cinema halls in the districts of Kampala, Luweero, Mukono, and Wakiso ends on July 4th, 2012.
The commission has also reminded those esteemed stakeholders who have not yet registered their video/cinema halls and video libraries to do so not later than July 4th 2012. According to sources, the commission shall publicise in the mainstream media the names of those who have been registered in the above mentioned districts on July 9th 2012. Those who may have registered but find their names missing should contact the Uganda Communication Commission on plot 42-44, Spring Road, Bugolobi.
The registration exercise will be rolled out throughout Uganda in phases. The dates and centres for registration in other districts of Uganda shall be announced in due course. The commission says that the aim of this exercise is to ensure the film industry in Uganda is streamlined so as to spur it to further growth. As the regulatory body of the commissions sector in Uganda, UCC is mandated under the electronic media act and the stage plays act to regulate the film industry, including but not limited to video and cinematography halls.