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MTN CEO, Wim Vanhelleputte deported

Thursday February 14, 2019


The Chief executive Officer of the MTN telecommunications company has been deported.

In a deportation order document signed by the Minister of internal affairs, Mr Wim Vanhelleputte has been deemed an undesirable immigrant virtue of section 52(g) of the Uganda Citizenship and immigration Control Act.

Vanhelleputte’s deportation comes weeks after two other MTN staff, Annie Bilenga Tabura and Olivier Prentout. Tabura a Rwandan national was the head of sales and distribution whereas Olivier Prentout was the telecommunications chief marketing officer.

On Tuesday 12th February 2019, Mr Vanhelleputte, a Belgian national is said to have been summoned by the Chieftaincy Of military Intelligence (CMI) in an investigation into MTN’s operations. Results of this summon have not been released yet.

"He's already at the airport and destined for Belgium around midnight. Over similar circumstances of national security," Fred Enanga said

Wim is the 4th MTN Uganda official to be deported over allegations of compromising National security.

MTN Uganda is the country’s largest telecom company.

President Museveni, last month, met with Wim on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to “discuss an array of issues” according to the President's later tweet.

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