These are certainly not the best of times for telecoms giant MTN.
While the company is still struggling to pay the N1.04 trillion fine levied on it the Nigerian Government, a commercial court has ordered MTN Uganda to pay the sum of Shs 2.3 billion (about $662,000) in damages to EzeeMoney Limited for sabotaging its business.
The presiding judge on November 6, 2015 also ordered MTN to stop acting in an unlawful and anti-competitive manner, which denies other businesses an opportunity to prosper.
Justice Adonyo said MTN should pay Shs 800 million to EzeeMoney in general damages for loss of business. It should also pay a penalty of Shs 1.5 billion in punitive damages to deter not only MTN but also warn other companies against uncompetitive business tactics, reported NAN/Reuters in a joint report on Wednesday.
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