MTN Uganda has said it was not raided by the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) as was reported by the Sunday Vision.
Sunday Vision published a story claiming that on Friday afternoon ISO operatives descended on MTN Uganda administrative offices in Kololo, a leafy Kampala suburb.
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However, according to the telecom company, the report is untrue.
“The published article on pages 3-4 of the said newspaper contains sensational details of a raid allegedly conducted at MTN administrative offices in Kololo at midday on 15th February 2019,” a statement released by MTN reads in part.
“MTN Uganda would like to clarify that it was not the subject of any ISO raid on Friday 15th February 2019 as alleged by the article. We have subsequently requested the editor of the Sunday Vision to correct the inaccuracies reported in the newspaper.”
— MTN Uganda (@mtnug) February 16, 2019
We were not able to get a comment from ISO.
But if this is true, it becomes the second time in less than a year that the military unit is raiding the company, following the one in July 2018 where they stormed MTN’s data center in Mutundwe, a Kampala suburb and confiscated some equipment.