According to a report from the New vision, the Government has been urged to crack the whip on vandalism of telecommunication equipment. Rampant thefts have been reported by the Telecom companies especially fuel and battery power backup theft despite the security measures that the companies have taken. Since last year the telecom operators have urged the government to intervene but nothing has been done so far.
Telecoms have in the recent past cited lapses in infrastructure, some caused by vandals, for the ever increasing cost of mobile Telecommunication. The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) MD,
Godfrey Mutabazi partly imputed the poor quality of telecom services to vandalism.
Source: New vision