On April 24, 2021, MTN Uganda received a ruling from the Civil Division of the High Court of Uganda, (Miscellaneous Cause Number 240 of 2020), in relation to a transitional license fees of USD$14,140,030 (approx. UGX50,256,650,166) assessed by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) for the period October 2018 to June 2020.
While MTN Uganda respects the decision of the High Court; it appreciates that the Laws of Uganda provide an opportunity to have this matter reviewed by the Court of Appeal. MTN is confident that the Court of Appeal will at an appropriate time, consider all matters raised by MTN comprehensively and pronounce itself in accordance with the law and evidence on record.
The telco has said it is responsible corporate citizen committed to meeting all its lawful obligations and remains committed to playing its part in the development of the telecommunication industry and Uganda as a whole.
Editor’s Note: This is a statement from MTN Uganda