BREAKING! The Government has fully restored internet and social media services in Uganda after nearly a month-long ban, the Daily Express reports.
According to a statement released by Peter Ogwang, the State Minister for Information and Communications Technology (ICT), the government has also apologized for the inconveniences caused by the month-long blockade insisting that this was for the good of the country’s security.
“Internet and social media services have been fully restored.” Ogwang said in a statement.
“We apologize for the inconveniences caused, but it was for the security of our country. Let’s be constructive, NOT destructive consumers/users of social media.”
Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and YouTube were banned by UCC as of January 12, 2021, as the country geared up for the Jan 14th Presidential and parliamentary elections.
And while the internet was restored in the following week, social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp remained blocked ever since.
This compelled most Ugandans to resort to the sue of VPNs to access these sites.
However, it is understood some senior members of Government including all members of the National Security Council remained with access to social media.