The Minister for Information and Communication Technology Frank Tumwebaze has warned that all unverified Sim cards will be switched off by midnight tonight despite a resolution by Parliament to have the deadline extended until 2018.

Minister Tumwebaze says voice communication for unverified sim cards will be switched off, however their mobile money network will remain operational.

Government has also threatened to take action against Telecom companies who may fail to comply with the directive.

According to the Uganda Communication Commission 92 percent of Sim-card users have already submitted their verification details by close of business yesterday but only 70 percent have been verified so far.End