By our reporter

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has banned the use of airtime scratch cards with effect from 31 July, 2018.

In a public notice, telecom companies (Airtel, MTN and Africell) urged their customers to start buying and loading airtime or data bundles mobile money or electronic vouchers through respective authorized outlets.

In March, UCC requested all telecom companies to submit details of airtime scratch cards in stock and the number en-route to Uganda.

Apparently, beginning 1 August, any person engaged in the sale and distribution of airtime scratch cards will be liable to prosecution by the authorities.