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UCC finds poor signal responsible for most network failures

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Communications Commission has found that poor signal quality was the biggest contributor to network failures among telecom companies in the country. The communications sector regulator carried out the quality of services survey between September 2019 and November 2019 and found that MTN …

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Ruth Sebatindira’s main task at UTL

  Kampla, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former president of Uganda Law Society (ULS) Ruth Sebatindira, took charge of the heavily indebted Uganda Telecom on Jan.6 as the administrator when Bemanya Twebaza, the telecom’s former administrator handed over to her. High Court appointed Sebatindira to the position after a Twebaze’s …

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Fighting over UTL administration

Will Bemanya’s removal save or ruin the company?   Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Bickering among government officials on who should take over the management of Uganda telecom as provisional administrator could scare away prospective investors, experts say. UTL needs around Shs255bn to clear some of its Shs536bn debt …

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Police teams guard, probe Anite’s death threats

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police Force is investigating the death threats against the State Minister for Privatization, Evelyn Anite. Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says police teams from the Criminal Investigations Directorate–CID and other critical units within the police force have started investigating the threats against Anite. He says …

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Anite needs mental check up- Rukutana

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Attorney General, Mwesigwa Rukutana wants the State Minister for Privatization and Investment, Evelyn Anite subjected to a mental health checkup. This stems from Anite’s public outburst indicating that mafias after her life for demanding an audit into Uganda Telecom Limited-UTL. Rukutana has downplayed …

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ANITE: The plan by the mafia is to take me out of the picture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The ongoing controversy over the audit of Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) took a dramatic turn on Monday, with State Minister for Privatization and Investment, Evelyn Anite telling the press that her life is in danger. Anite blamed the ‘mafia’ – a yet to be identified …

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Muhakanizi, Minister Anite in fresh fight over UTL audit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Secretary to Treasury Keith Muhakanizi has directed that the audit on activities of the Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) be halted. Muhakanizi, who doubles as Permanent secretary Ministry of Finance wrote to the UTL Administrator Bemanya Twebaze on August 2rd asking him to halt …

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Solving UTL puzzle

  Experts say Bemanya should stay but government should focus on recapitalising the telecom firm Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Debts, poor corporate governance, fights, politics and ageing infrastructure have taken centre stage in debates surrounding Uganda Telecom Limited. Bemanya Twebaze, a Ugandan lawyer and corporate executive, who has …

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Minister Anite directs finance ministry to audit UTL

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Privatization and Investment, Evelyn Anite has directed the Internal Auditor in the Ministry of Finance to conduct an audit on activities of the Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL). “Arising from H.E the President’s letter ref: PO/10 dated 16th July, 2019 addressed …

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