In brief

19 July 2019

Telecoms

President Museveni has directed State Minister for Privatisation and Investment, Ms Evelyn Anite to institute an audit in the activities of Uganda Telecommunication Limited (UTL). In a letter dated July 16, 2019, Mr Museveni said he had "heard of some allegations" against managers of the telecom company. "This is to direct you to institute an audit in the activities that are going on in Uganda Telecommunication Limited. I have heard of some allegations," reads part of Museveni's letter, a copy of which was seen by this publication. For more than two years, UTL has been placed under administration and there is no clear signal suggesting that the status quo is about to change.