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Thugs rob UGX50M from Mobile Money operators

Mukono, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Seeta in Mukono Municipality are investigating the robbery of Shillings 50 million from mobile money operators at gunpoint on Thursday night. The two mobile money operators, Racheal Babirye and Emmanuel Ssebayiga say that two men armed with an AK 47 intercepted them at …

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MTN MoMo customers enjoy reduced sending rates across all networks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN Mobile Money Uganda Ltd customers are now enjoying reduced sending money rates across all networks in and outside the country, making sending money via MTN MoMo cheaper, affordable and simpler this festive season. The new MTN MoMo sending rates apply to three simple tiers …

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Mobile money transactions hit Shs 145trillion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The value of mobile money transactions rose to 145.6 trillion shillings in the last six months ending March 2022. Relatedly, the value of internet and mobile banking transfers rose by 82.8% and 146.1% respectively. This comes amidst growing concerns from the public over the safety …

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UCC sounds warning on mobile money, ID fraudsters

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) has warned the public against the increasing cases of fraud. UCC through the Acting head of communication and international relations Rebecca Mukite says that there is an increasing trend of conmen who trick people into giving mobile money …

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Jinja Highway: Assailants have been monitoring victims

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The assailants who shot dead two mobile money agents in Jinja district on Saturday night monitored their victims for two months, according to police detectives investigating the double murder. The four assailants riding on two motorcycles gunned down John Nkabe and his Fred Bulago in …

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KCCA removes mobile money kiosks off Kampala streets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has embarked on an operation to evict mobile money kiosks from streets of Kampala. On Monday, KCCA removed kiosks from the Central Business District and the outskirts of Kampala in Ndeeba along Entebbe road. Isma Ssekamanya is one of the people whose …

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Guard robs Sh100M from MTN dealer

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nakasongola police are hunting for a security guard from J Unit security company for robbing Shillings 100 million from an MTN dealer. Nicholas Ojambo reportedly put the MTN agent from Nile Com Limited and driver at gunpoint in the forest between Katuugo Check-point and …

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Judiciary refunding bail cash through mobile money

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judiciary has started refunding money spent by suspects to get bail using mobile money. It was previously only being refunded through bank accounts. The law provides for a refund of bail at the conclusion of the case whether one is convicted or acquitted. It …

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