Members of Parliament on the ICT committee have today August 9 toured the Uganda Communication Commission's equipment which monitors the quality of television and FM radio stations.
The tour comes after the ICT committee alleging that it had received information that the UCC's equipment did not meet the quality requirements.
The UCC is the regulator of all players in the communication sector in Uganda.
Speaking to journalists at the UCC head office in Bugolobi, a Kampala suburb, shortly after the tour Geodfrey Mutabazi, the executive director of the UCC said the MPs found that the equipment used met all the standards.
"They found no issues with our equipment," he said, admitting in the recent past the quality of service had gone down marginally.
Mutabazi said plans are underway to establish regional offices in the centres of Mbarara, Gulu, Masindi, and Mbale where similar equipment will be placed so the Commission can easily monitor the upcountry stations.
Uganda has over 120 FM radio stations and over 10 active television stations. Sector experts predict the number will go up as the country develops.