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11 Jan 2021

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#KeepItOn coalition

Letter: Uganda must #KeepItOn during the upcoming general election

We, the undersigned organizations and members of the #KeepItOncoalition​... write to urgently ​appeal to you, President ​Yoweri ​Tibuhaburwa Kaguta ​Museveni,​to ensure that mobile money and social media platforms, the internet, and all other communication channels are open, secure, and accessible throughout the election period in the Republic of Uganda and thereafter.

The internet and digital communications tools play a crucial role in enabling people’s participation in the electoral process, and enhances their ability to access information and express themselves freely. The enjoyment of these fundamental rights of people contributes significantly to promoting the integrity and transparency of elections, which are important tenets of every democracy.

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