Africell Uganda will be permanently closing its operations in Uganda on 7th October 2021. Starting today until 7th October 2021; Africell sim cards will continue operating. In a media statement released today, all Africell employees will close business on 30th November 2021; This will be the date on which all Africell employees will be laid off.
The reason for the closure was been due to their failure to attain their vision of being one of the top telecom companies in Uganda leading in community impact and digitally transforming Uganda. After failing to realize this dream for the last seven years; they have chosen to try out the opportunities elsewhere in Africa.
Africell will be the third mega enterprise to exit Uganda after Game stores and Shoprite also announced their exit of Uganda recently.