Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has warned Ugandans against using mobile phones to gossip.
Speaking during a visit to the Business Process Outsourcing Centre in Kampala, Mr Museveni said the problem with Ugandans is that even those who cannot afford food in their homes are too talkative and cannot differentiate between wealth and development.
â€œIn 1986, we had only 28,000 telephone lines to be exact but today we have 20 million handsets. Owning a mobile phone is not a sign of development but an instrument to facilitate you to create wealth,â€ he said, adding that Ugandans should stop using mobile phones for gossiping but for productive purposes.
Museveni has hieghtened internet crackdown on his critics even as a new challenger to the presidency Â in the coming 2016 elections told him to leave power.