Eleven million sim cards have so far been verified in an ongoing exercise by the telecom companies.
According to the Uganda Communications Commission executive director Godfrey Mutabaazi, the above figure was obtained from the telecom companies working with the National Identification and Registration Authority-NIRA.
This was revealed in a joint briefing by UCC officials and the security minister on the progress of the exercise.
Mutabaazi is optimistic that after the registration of all numbers they will be able to curb crime
Security minister Henry Tumukunde has vowed that no further extensions will be allowed after the set deadline of 19th May this year.