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Weekly Discussion Roundup 27th Oct – 2nd November 2014 PDF Print E-mail

1. Have your Ideas/Copyright been Stolen? Initiated by James Wire

You may know of a victim of such unfair practices especially carried out by the big organisations onto unsuspecting small businesses..

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Conclusion/ Remarks

Could today's newspaper article about the rope pulling & fighting over the Kiira Car ownership give you a piece of information for your article? (New-vision  27th Oct 2014) on the first page.

2. General Information Service Line Initiated By Brian Mwegigwa

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For Directory assistance, sports and news updates, forex rates, weather forecasts, flight schedules etc simply dial The General Information Service line 0313-111-111 .from Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm. (Regular telecom rates apply).

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3. Boda bodas Initiated by Alex Shyaka

Does anyone have idea how many boda bodas are in Kampala and Wakiso..?

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Conclusion/ Remarks

KCCA would have the accurate numbers for those Registered; perhaps URA as well  given that they use Number-Plates.

 

They have a UTODA style association where you could inquire.

 

In the capital city of Kampala alone there are conservatively 100,000 boda boda drivers

4. Twitter dialogue about What Social media is to brands, individuals & societies in East Africa Initiated by Collins Mugume

The Social Media Summit is happening at Kampala Serena on 26th November.2014

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You could have seen the hashtag #SMUg14 being used a lot. If not, you can find the Summit details on the website www.socialmediasummit.ug or reply to me off the list ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )and I will get you all the information you need to know.

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5. Airtel dubious practice Initiated by Glyn Turner

I have been charged 1100/=. Allegedly, by answering a call from 177 one has consented to the subscription. Is UCC addressing this exploitation?

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By calling that number,  did they tell you or show you the terms and conditions? I had the same challenge  and what I did was to forgo loading  any money on that line and told people not to call me on it

 

I lost about 7,000. I have no idea how, it just kept saying I'd been billed 160/= for something or other.

Conclusion/ Remarks

In today's Daily Monitor Page v of the Communications Journal, Mr. Joseph Kizito tells us that by dialing *196# unsolicited messages will be a thing of the past.

 

 

 

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