It was a big shock when towards mid-night on February 17, 2016 when I tried to get money from my phone to buy airtime, and the function could not work. Initially I thought that it was my phone that had a problem. Early in the morning when I was already lining up to vote, I heard from CBS 88.8 FM that Government had put off the Mobile Money service, the Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter. I could not believe, but the truth is that where power struggle is involved, anything is possible in Uganda.
At the time of putting of the above services more so the mobile money, it is the time when many schools accept money sent by mobile money services, many people have deals which were to get cashed on 18th from the mobile money on their phones. It is completely unacceptable that at this age in time, a civilized government could put off such a crucial service. One party could be looking for a solution through mobile money either to effect payment or receive or otherwise, but it is unbelievable that the NRM Government which is never ashamed of anything could put off such a service and suspend it with no clear terms as to when it will be available. It is a big shame. That is why we shall always remain behind.