Week 31: This week’s tech headlines

In this week’s tech headlines, we take a look at how one can contact an Airtel customer care agent, relief for Ugandans as they have till 1st September to renew driving permits, Mastercard to launch a QR payment code in Uganda and more.

How to get in touch with the Airtel Uganda customer care number: Getting in touch with Airtel customer care is not an easy process. However, customers can seek help from the telecom company on their toll-free number, 100. Calling on the company’s toll-free line does not give you a direct route to a customer care agent however as you have to go through a few channels before you can talk to one.

Relief as Ugandans are given up to September 1st to renew driving permits: The Ugandan government, through the ministry of Works and Transport, has given drivers whose driving permits have expired up to September 1st to renew them. The State Minister for transport Fred Byamukama says that this has been done in response to the lifting of the 42-day lockdown which had led to the temporary closure of the Uganda Security Printing Company, the agency in charge of issuing driving permits.

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Mastercard to unveil QR payment code in Uganda: Mastercard to unveil QR payment code in Uganda. Technology advancements, with their endless possibilities, are constantly working to make life as simple as possible.

The QR payment code will enable cashless payments from mobile phones by simply scanning a Mastercard QR Code. This announcement was made during the fourth virtual Annual Bankers’ Conference that was held last week.

How to watch Cheptegei, Kiplimo sweep the Men’s 5000m final: Cheptegei is the tenth man in history to hold the 5000 m and 10000 m world records concurrently, both set in 2020. He is one of the favourites to win the gold medal in this race. Kiplimo, on the other hand, is the 2020 Half Marathon World Champion. The duo emerged second and third respectively in the 10,000m final at the Olympics.

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More of the week’s tech headlines

NIRA website grants access to more online services


Gambling data brokers dragged out of business as new Airtel Me2U rules commence

Everything you need to know about the MTN Senkyu Loyalty program

How to watch the 2021/22 Premier League season on GOtv

What is the new MTN WakaNet MAX and how much does it cost?

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Kuzimba services: Helping Ugandans access all building materials online

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