will only open social media after confirming that is no longer a threat to
national security, the Internal Affairs Minister, Gen. Jeje Odongo has
It is now
two weeks since the government shut down social media two days to the general
elections on January 14th, 2021.
The Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda explained that the government decided to
shut down social media after realising that it was a threat to national security.
Now, the Internal Affairs Minister, Gen, Odongo has defended
the continued shut down of social media, saying it is for the good of the
He advised Uganda to stop asking when social media will be
restored because the shutdown is for their own good, adding that government
will restore when the narratives of Uganda will go on fire stop.
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Odongo also heard from the Inspector General of Police,
Martin Okoth Ochola how some candidates in the just concluded presidential
elections are disgruntled and making reckless statements aimed at inciting violence.
“We are aware of
alarming assertions by disgruntled former presidential candidates, that the election
was marred with fraud and irregularities. They are spreading false information
and disinformation to try to influence public perception and promote hatred,”
Odongo said such statements are disastrous and asked those
making the statements to desist. “I want to encourage those isolated few elements that
may have any ulterior motives that they should not attempt to disturb our peace
because such an attempt may be disastrous for them,” said Gen Odongo.