-Anietie Udobit & agency reports
Uganda’s government announced friday morning that it will provide free wi-fi in the capital, Kampala, and Entebbe from Sunday.
Minister for ICT Frank Tumwebaze says the country may be a first for the East African Community – the regional grouping of Uganda, Kenyan, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzanian and South Sudan.
The Government of Uganda’s public communications team has tweeted the coverage map:
But there are some restrictions, according to report.
It will only be available from 6pm to 6am on weekdays and 3pm to 6am on weekends – so that people will not be using it during office hours.
And Mr Tumwebaze added that some sites will be blocked.
Although it isn’t clear until we have a chance to test it out how restrictive this will be.