Airtel Sues UTL for Shs. 6Bn – ChimpReports

Airtel Sues UTL for Shs. 6Bn

Uganda Telecom Head office

One of Uganda’s oldest telecommunication company Uganda Telecom Ltd [UTL] has been dragged to the Commercial Court by one of their competitors Airtel Uganda Ltd seeking for a recovery of over 6.3 billion shillings.

In the suit before the Kampala Court, buy Airtel claims that UTL executed a telecommunication interconnection agreement with it on 24th February 2012 effective as of January 1st 2012 but failed to honor it.

According to the application before Commercial Court, in the course of running their respective telecommunications business, the parties exchanged invoices as expected and conducted reconciliation exercises to establish what was due to each other.

During this deal some payments were made and all parties were contented with the amounts to be paid

Airtel claims that despite the agreement, UTL has defaulted on the payment of the money even of several demands which has been made them.

Airtel adds that  UTL’s  actions of failing to pay them has occasioned them to a loss and great financial injury as the monies held were meant to be reinvested in its telecommunication business

Court registrar Thaddeus Opesen has given UTL only 10 days within which to file their defense against the above allegations.


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