Government of Uganda is to provide free internet to residents in Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono on election day January 14th of 2020 according to reports.

Reports from a senior government official who prefers anonymity says that the government took the decision following a recent a recent meeting where it was pointed out that those three districts have the highest number of voters.

Secondly, the free internet data is aimed at preventing people from crowding at the polling centers the same thing that could fuel the spread of COVID-19.

The official says only residents with smartphones and who are above 18years of age will benefit from this offer.

Each resident will be given 1GB of data which will be valid for 25 hours and a letter will be configured such that it can be used on any network.