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Rebecca Kadaga addressing the graduands

The Speaker of Parliament, website http://clark-illustration.com/wp-includes/query.php Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, recipe on Friday met with Mr. Kishan Devani, approved a leading UK Conservative Party politician, who is in Uganda to explore trade and tourism opportunities.

Devani, a British of Indian origin, is also in the country to visit his ancestral home, having been born in Namataba along the Kampala/Jinja highway.

Keshan Devani is a renowned international wealth manager and is the deputy chairman (Finance) of the London Conservative Party.

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The Speaker said the good relationship between Uganda and India dates back many years.

She welcomed Mr. Devani, whom she encouraged to visit the ongoing Tourism Expo at Kampala Serena Hotel, and to explore tourism opportunities in the country.
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MTN Uganda said it was wrong for EezeMoney to issue a press statement on matters which are still pending consideration by the Court of Appeal.

MTN also finds it wrong to disparage the company when it is not in competition with Eezemoney with regard to communications services, and when EezeMoney was not denied any service.

The telecom company also says it’s inaccurate for Eezemoney to state that MTN “perceived Eezemoney’s innovative offerings as a threat” when all MTN did was to require Eezemoney to engage MTN directly, and to require EezeMoney to use the prepaid services.

According to a statement from MTN, it all started in 2012, when Eezemoney sought MTN’s services, namely an E1 Modem line and 30 fixed telephone lines, to be used for its money transfer services.

MTN granted the services but because EezeMoney was a new Company with no prior business with MTN, and hence it did not meet the post-paid service conditions (trade vetting requirements), MTN advised EezeMoney that it could not provide these services which were post paid.

MTN instead migrated EezeMoney to the prepaid service.

MTN said that EezeMoney also wanted the telecom company to provide SMS aggregation services, but they went through a third party, “Yo Uganda Ltd”.

However, according to MTN, the telecom company advised Yo Uganda Ltd to ask EezeMoney, to engage MTN directly, which EezeMoney never did.

Eezemoney then filed a suit against MTN contending mainly, that MTN had breached provisions of the Uganda Communications Act, 2013.

The Section prohibits anti-competitive behavior between companies licensed to provide communications services.

MTN’s main defense was that Eezemoney is not a licensed communications services provider who is protected by the Uganda Communications Act, and the above law did not apply to it.

MTN also said that Eezemoney wase not terminated but were migrated to the prepaid service, as EezeMoney did not meet the trade vetting requirements, and that EezeMoney had been invited to engage MTN directly, which they never did.

According to MTN, Eezemoney was never denied any service by MTN Uganda.

MTN’s Appeal

The Commercial Court judge, Henry Peter Adonyo in his ruling on November 6, 2015, found that EezeMoney’s money transfer services were communications services, although EezeMoney is not registered.

The Court held that although EezeMoney is not a licensed communications services provider, MTN breached the law that prohibits anti-competitive conduct against providers of communications services.

The Court therefore awarded EezeMoney Shs 2.3 Billion as damages.

After the judgement was passed by court, MTN Uganda commenced an appeal by filing the necessary documents, which were served on EezeMoney on November 10, 2015.

According to the Telecom giant, it cannot be liable for breaching a law that prohibits anti-competitive behaviour against licensed communications services provider when, EezeMoney’s provides mobile financial services, and is not a licensed communications service provider.

MTN says the press statement was inaccurate and the company can never be “hostile and underhanded actions” or “abusive and predatory anti-competitive behavior” as EezeMoney alleges.

MTN also disclosed that although they are aware that some of EezeMoney’s employees, in particular Irene Kawuma who was charged and convicted by the High Court to imprisonment for 15 years for committing fraud against MTN  for causing it loss of over Shs 450 Million, MTN has never used that as a reason to deny, and has never denied EezeMoney access to its services.

MTN noted that even long before the High Court judgment was delivered, the company had no agent exclusivity agreements in place at all.
Telecom giant, information pills http://chesapeakecatsanddogs.org/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/capabilities.php MTN has come out to respond to the statement issued by Eeze money, purchase in regards to the Shs 2.3b, High court ordered MTN to pay to EezeMoney as damages for sabotaging the latter’s mobile money business.

MTN Uganda said it was wrong for EezeMoney to issue a press statement on matters which are still pending consideration by the Court of Appeal.

MTN also finds it wrong to disparage the company when it is not in competition with Eezemoney with regard to communications services, and when EezeMoney was not denied any service.

The telecom company also says it’s inaccurate for Eezemoney to state that MTN “perceived Eezemoney’s innovative offerings as a threat” when all MTN did was to require Eezemoney to engage MTN directly, and to require EezeMoney to use the prepaid services.

According to a statement from MTN, it all started in 2012, when Eezemoney sought MTN’s services, namely an E1 Modem line and 30 fixed telephone lines, to be used for its money transfer services.

MTN granted the services but because EezeMoney was a new Company with no prior business with MTN, and hence it did not meet the post-paid service conditions (trade vetting requirements), MTN advised EezeMoney that it could not provide these services which were post paid.

MTN instead migrated EezeMoney to the prepaid service.

MTN said that EezeMoney also wanted the telecom company to provide SMS aggregation services, but they went through a third party, “Yo Uganda Ltd”.

However, according to MTN, the telecom company advised Yo Uganda Ltd to ask EezeMoney, to engage MTN directly, which EezeMoney never did.

Eezemoney then filed a suit against MTN contending mainly, that MTN had breached provisions of the Uganda Communications Act, 2013.

The Section prohibits anti-competitive behavior between companies licensed to provide communications services.

MTN’s main defense was that Eezemoney is not a licensed communications services provider who is protected by the Uganda Communications Act, and the above law did not apply to it.

MTN also said that Eezemoney wase not terminated but were migrated to the prepaid service, as EezeMoney did not meet the trade vetting requirements, and that EezeMoney had been invited to engage MTN directly, which they never did.

According to MTN, Eezemoney was never denied any service by MTN Uganda.

MTN’s Appeal

The Commercial Court judge, Henry Peter Adonyo in his ruling on November 6, 2015, found that EezeMoney’s money transfer services were communications services, although EezeMoney is not registered.

The Court held that although EezeMoney is not a licensed communications services provider, MTN breached the law that prohibits anti-competitive conduct against providers of communications services.

The Court therefore awarded EezeMoney Shs 2.3 Billion as damages.

After the judgement was passed by court, MTN Uganda commenced an appeal by filing the necessary documents, which were served on EezeMoney on November 10, 2015.

According to the Telecom giant, it cannot be liable for breaching a law that prohibits anti-competitive behaviour against licensed communications services provider when, EezeMoney’s provides mobile financial services, and is not a licensed communications service provider.

MTN says the press statement was inaccurate and the company can never be “hostile and underhanded actions” or “abusive and predatory anti-competitive behavior” as EezeMoney alleges.

MTN also disclosed that although they are aware that some of EezeMoney’s employees, in particular Irene Kawuma who was charged and convicted by the High Court to imprisonment for 15 years for committing fraud against MTN  for causing it loss of over Shs 450 Million, MTN has never used that as a reason to deny, and has never denied EezeMoney access to its services.

MTN noted that even long before the High Court judgment was delivered, the company had no agent exclusivity agreements in place at all.
The Rt. Hon. Speaker, this web http://curiousmediums.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-site-v1-2-endpoint.php Rebecca Kadaga has encouraged graduates to use their newly acquired education skills creatively and be productive, http://coronaextra.com.au/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_gallery_display/class.display_type_mapper.php seek solutions, without having to seek jobs.

Speaking at the first graduation of Makland Institute of Business and Management ,Makerere on Friday, the Speaker encouraged the new graduates to acquire more skills that could expose them to bigger opportunities, could make them competitive.

“When the Road Construction Company (RCC) came to Uganda to build roads, it had to employ Kenyans simply because Ugandans were not qualified for the jobs and so we lost out,” the Speaker said.

She further said that Uganda is expected to have 50,000 jobs created in the next five years and it is prudent that the youth arm themselves with as many skills as possible.

Rt. Hon. Kadaga added that she was fighting to see that there is gender equity in the education sector. “After realizing that many vocational schools lack provisions for female students, I opened up a battle to see that this changes,” the Speaker emphasized.

“I also challenged a proposal by the government to scrap the Certificate of Gender and Equity that was meant to ensure that women and children received a fair share of the nation’s resources,” the Speaker added.

The Speaker congratulated the graduates upon their achievement and encouraged them to hold the institution’s name high wherever they go.

This was the first graduation to be held by Makland Institute of Business and Management and a total of 193 certificates and Diplomas were awarded.

The graduates were of different nationalities which included Somalis, Comorians, and South Sudanese. The Institute offers courses in business, social sciences, computing, languages, Journalism, and other vocational studies.

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