How Internet shutdown stalled businesses

A delivery clerk from Cafe Javas, one of the businesses that operates online. PHOTO | ABUBAKER LUBOWA

What you need to know:

  •  Shutting down the Internet affected payment systems, Real Time Gross transfers and Electronic File Transfers for the large transfers. This is in addition to the 13,000 bank agents who conduct money transfers, Internet banking and the Automatic Teller Machines.

The Internet shutdown that started on January 13 caused huge losses as businesses, government agencies, organisations and web-based operations such as e-tax payments were disrupted.  

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