With the swearing in ceremony of the president-elect, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni slated for tomorrow at Kololo Independence Grounds, word making round is that the internet could be switched off yet again for the second time this year.
This comes after it was switched off in January a few days to the presidential and parliamentary elections. The reason given by the government and security was to keep law and order and avoid chaos that was anticipated from the opposition especially the National Unity Platform.
Now through a tweet, NTV’s journalist Raymond Mujuni has said that according to security operatives, switching off the internet tomorrow might be an option that might be considered.
“The Joint Security Taskforce will likely vote for the switching off of Internet during the swearing in ceremony day of the president, at least two sources who sit on it say.” The tweet read.
The function is already underway with the preparation phase expected to be completed today. Twelve heads of State have already confirmed their attendance and are expected to fly in today a thing that puts the security forces under heavy work.
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The switching off of the internet could be seen as a measure to cut off coordination among opposition figures especially NUP’s Bobi Wine who is said to be planning to swear himself in in one of the hotels in Iganga district.