In his National address a head of 2021 General elections President Museveni said he told the government to warn Facebook people that If they do not want to corporate, they shall not operate in the country anymore.
“I told our people to warn those Facebook people. If they do not want to corporate, they shall not operate here. I am sure government has already closed social media,” President Museveni on blocking social media platforms ahead of elections.
Museveni added, “I am very sorry for the inconvenience to those who have been using this channel (Facebook), but we cannot tolerate this arrogance of anybody coming to decide for us who is good and who is bad.”
This Morning social media was blown by hearing that Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) had ordered internet service providers to shut down social media and messaging applications, just a day to elections and that it had listed over 100 virtual private networks (VPNs) and distributed them to ISPs with orders to block them.
In a letter seen by AFP, UCC executive director Irene Sewankambo ordered telecommunications companies to “immediately suspend any form of access and use” of social media and online messaging platforms.