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MTN Uganda Promises to Compensate Data Lost During Internet Shutdown

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Telecommunications company MTN Uganda has promised to compensate Ugandans who were affected during the five-day internet shutdown in the country.

This was revealed by the company’s social media team while responding to an aggrieved customer who was asking for a reimbursement of their data and OTT.

 “Africell, MTN Uganda, Airtel Uganda, UCC Official and other ISPs we want our data bundles and OTT reimbursed for the five days the internet was cut off,” a one Karungi said on Twitter.

In their response, MTN asked the customer to stay calm promising that they would compensate everybody who was affected in the shutdown.

“Y’ello Karungi, we are working to compensate all those who were affected when internet was off. We request for your patience and apologize for the inconvenience caused,” one Cathy, a community manager at MTN Uganda said.

The company however, has not come out to make a public statement confirming the news.

Meanwhile, sister telecom companies Airtel Uganda and Africell Uganda have already started reimbursing customers although not all customers have received data.

The Tower Post understands that at least 400MB of data have been given to some Airtel customers while 750MB have been given to a few Africell customers.

The amount of data that MTN intends to give out as compensation remains unknown.

However, it should be noted that on the day of internet shutdown (Wednesday January 13th, 2021) MTN was running their weekly Gaga Wednesday campaign where data bundles are subsidized.

On the day, the telecom was selling 5GB of data at UGX 6,000 with every subscriber limited to only two bundles (10GB)

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FULL LIST: Vice President Ssekandi, 21 Ministers Voted Out

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At least 22 high ranking government officials including Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa and several other ministers were Thursday voted out of Parliament.

In a heated election that pitted National Unity Platform’s Robert Kyagulanyi and National Resistance Movement’s Yoweri Museveni as the top contenders in the presidential race, the competition was even stiffer in the Parliamentary polls.

NRM’s Museveni won the presidential polls with 5,851,037 which is 58.64% of the total votes cast while Kyagulanyi came in second with 3,475,298 votes which is 34.83%.

In the Parliamentary polls however, several NRM big wigs lost polls and will not be returning to parliament at the end of this term.

Below is the list of booted ministers.

1: Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi

2: Ephraim Kamuntu (Justice)

3: Mwesigwa Rukutana (Labour)

4: Ruth Nankabirwa(Chief Whip)

5: Simon Lokodo (Ethics)

6: Ronald Kibuule (Water)

7: Rosemary Sseninde(Education)

8: Chrysostom Muyingo ( Education ministry)

9: Haruna Kasolo (Microfinance)

10: Christopher Kibanzanga (Veteran affairs)

11: Elioda Tumwesigye (Science and Technology)

12: Beatrice Anywar (Environment)

13: Amelia Kyambadde (Trade and Cooperative)

14: Nakiwala Kiyingi (Youth)

15: Beti Kamya(Lands)

16: Judith Nabakooba (ICT)

17: Kasirivu Atwooki (Vice President’s office)

18: Isaac Musumba (Urban Planning)

19: Ernest Kiiza (Bunyoro Affairs)

20: Vincent Ssempijja (Agriculture)

21: Molly Kamukama (Economic Planning)

22: Jane Akiror (Tesso Affairs)

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US Ambassador Natalie Brown Blocked from Visiting Bobi Wine

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Ugandan security forces have blocked United States ambassador Natalie E. Brown from visiting former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi who is currently being confined at his house.

Kyagulanyi who came second in the recently concluded presidential elections has not been allowed to step out of his house since with security forces saying that they are “preventing him and his supporters from causing riots in the Kampala city.”

“The United States regularly meets with actors across Uganda’s political spectrum as part of its diplomatic engagement.  The purpose of Ambassador Brown’s visit was to check on Mr. Kyagulanyi’s health and safety, given that he’s effectively been unable to leave his home, with security forces surrounding his residence,” the US embassy said in a statement released on their social media.

“Uganda’s election campaigns were marred by the harassment of opposition candidates, campaign staff, and supporters; suppression of the media and civil society organization activities; and a nationwide internet shutdown before, during, and after voting day,” the statement further reads.

“These unlawful actions and the effective house arrest of a presidential candidate continue a worrying trend on the course of Uganda’s democracy. “

Prior to polling day, the US embassy in Uganda announced that they would not take part in observation of Uganda’s polls saying that most of their observers had been denied accreditation.

“We call on the Ugandan government to respect their citizens’ human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and freedom of the press as provided for in Uganda’s own constitution and according to commitments Uganda has made to uphold international human rights standards.   

“Nobody should be unlawfully denied a means to communicate and the freedom to leave their home, should they choose to do so.”

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