Internet service providers and telecommunication giant companies in the country MTN and Airtel have been ordered by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to disable social media and mobile money services in the country ahead of Thursday January 14 elections.
“The Uganda Communications Commission has directed MTN to disable all social media and mobile money services due to a threat of public order and safety,” MTN released a statement.
Airtel additionally composed saying;
“We wish to inform you that in line with security concerns statement issued by the regulator (UCC) Airtel Money and the following social networking websites/apps ( WhatsApp, Twitter and facebook) are temporarily suspended.”
Since yesterday, Ugandans have been denied a chance to access social media apps like Facebook have been in accessible after president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ordered for it’s blockage in the country with claims that the owners are arrogant for blocking NRM supporters’ accounts and pages.
The only way one can get access to the applications is by utilizing a Virtual private Network (VPN).
However network has also been speed down.