MTN Uganda CEO Wim Vanhellepute (left) and UCC Ag. Executive Director, Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo exchange license agreements on July 10th, 2020. MTN, starting July 1st, 2020, acquired a 12-year 2nd National Operating License, at a fixed cost of USD100 million. Immediately after the new license, UCC in a letter dated July 22, 2020, directed MTN to pay USD14,140,030 as transitional licence fees for the transitional period October 21, 2018 to June 30 2020, an amount MTN contested in court and lost. PHOTO/Courtesy
Telecom firm, MTN Uganda Limited has lost a High Court legal battle in which it was challenging the payment of $14, 140,030 (about Shs50billion) as license fees for the three-year transitional period. MTN Uganda had been challenging the payment of a licence fee of $14,140,030 for the transitional period October 21 2018 to  June 30 2020, after its license had expired pending renewal.

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