WROTE TO AIRTEl: ICT Minister Frank Tumwebaze.

The Minister of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Frank Tumwebaze has written to Airtel Uganda over the firing all of its local engineers who have instead been replaced with expatriates.

In a letter dated July 14, 2017, Tumwebaze says his office had received several complaints suggesting that Airtel Uganda has outsourced the entire Engineering Department works, rendering the Ugandan engineers jobless.

“I would like, therefore, to establish if the terms and conditions of licensing do not have a requirement to maintain local content specifically for local professionals. If this is lacking in our policy and regulatory framework, please advise on the necessary interventions,” the Minister wrote.

By press time efforts to get a comment from the management of Airtel were fruitless.