The government has restored internet and social media services in the country.
According to a statement from the State Minister for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Peter Ogwang, the government has also apologized for the inconveniences the blockade caused but said that this was for the good of the country’s security.
Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, What Sapp, and YouTube had been blocked in the country since January 12, 2020, as the country geared up for the 2021 general elections.
A day later, the country went into a total internet shutdown on January 13th, 2021 and although the internet was restored after the elections, social media platforms remained blocked in the country.
Several Ugandans, including cabinet ministers, however, continued to access the blocked social media platforms using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).End.