SOCIAL Media platforms like the above faces closure as the swearing-in draws nearer. Government is worried that the platforms could be used wrongly by the opposition to mobilize for mass demonstration.

Social media in Uganda is being monitored following the announcement by the opposition that it would stage a huge demonstration on May 5.

Government authorities within security are considering a possibility of shutting down the social media platforms if they remain errant.

According to sources, the government is wary of the impact social media may have on Ugandans in the course of the demonstration that is expected to start from the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) offices in Najjanankumbi to Nakivubo Blue Primary School, on the outskirts of the city.

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Contacted for comment, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) Executive Director, Eng.Godfrey Mutabazi was cagey, only promising to meet with this writer for better details tomorrow.

During the presidential elections on February 18, all social media including Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp was disabled, something that was criticized by among others the US government and several local civil society organisations.