Mixed Reactions on lifting the ban on Airtime scratch cards


Residents in Kabale District have welcomed the decision by the government to lift the ban on airtime scratch cards.

The decision to lift the ban was reached in a meeting in the Conference hall of parliament involving the speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, telecom companies, members of parliament, the Information Communication and Technology-ICT Minister, Frank Tumwebaze and Uganda
Communications Commission officials.

Now, Samuel Mwijusya a resident of Karangara village in Burambira parish iin Kaharo Sub County welcomed the move to lift the ban saying it had heavily impacted rural phone users who do not have knowledge to load airtime from mobile money.

He says that the move to ban the scratch cards was discriminate since many people cannot access mobile money services and easy load points.

The Executive Director of Let us Save Uganda (LUSU) Simon Byamukama says that this is an indicator that parliament should first make adequate research before implementing any move that can affect Ugandans.

Nicholas Byoonanebye, a Human Rights activist also welcomes the move saying that parliament was wrong ban. He urges members of Parliament to always discus issues that can benefit Ugandans not those that denies them their rights.


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