President Museveni has ordered all Ugandan service providers to shut down access to social media during his swearing-in ceremony.
Facebook and Twitter are the main social networks that have been blacklisted in the country. And users are seriously trying all the ways possible to access the sites.
Museveni was just sworn in this morning and everyone in Uganda still cannot access their social media pages.
One of the service providers, MTN Uganda, posted the message below on Wednesday evening
“MTN Uganda wishes to inform its esteemed customers that in line with the requirement of its license specifically article 7.4 that requires MTN to provide assistance to government in the event of an emergency or crisis related to National Security, the Uganda Communications Commission has issued a directive to shut down all social media platforms immediately until otherwise advised by government. The UCC and other competent government agencies will provide further clarity on the reasons for this directive.”
This is the second time in three months the Uganda Government is ordering service providers to shutdown social media services.
The first was during the general elections held on February 18, a shutdown which lasted more than 12 hours.