MTN’s CEO deported from Uganda by Police: Here is why

MTN Uganda has not had a good 2019 after Police deported the telecom’s Chief Marketing Officer Mr Olivier Prentout and top officials including the Mobile Money manager Ms. Elsa Mussolini. Today the boiling pan has slid to the Company CEO who is now enjoying the fresh air of his home country from a distance after the Minsiter of Internal Affairs Signed off an official deportation letter for the executive.

Deported on the warm evening of Thursday 14th, The MTN CEO didn’t get a glimpse of the dawn of Valentine’s day after Police had already processed all necessary documents and deported MR Wim Vanhelleputte from Uganda. Well, what could be haunting MTN’s top officials to a point of deporting key top officials?

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The deportation of Mr. Wim Vanhelleputte has come at a silent time when everyone thought the wrangles between MTN and Police were over. According to the previous statement by police, MTN officials were deported over breach of national security and that allies to the reason why the Mutundwe Yello data centre was attacked by the operatives.

Its reported that MTN opened mobile money links to Rwanda which saw the telco CMO and Rwandan National Annie Tabura (General manager sales) deported as the first suspects involved in the Rwanda-Uganda security francus. Additionally, the mobile money manager Ms. Elsa Mussolini as well followed the path sidelining the statements by Police over the telecom’s mobile money connections as far from over.

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MTN’s national Security breach and why the CEO was finally deported

Unlike all other arrests and deportations conducted by Police, the security wing hasn’t released any public notice about the deportation of MTN’s top most official. The Belgium national was sighted at Entebbe Airport waiting for a flight back to his home country.

MTN CEO Wim Hands over a cheque to the Rotary blood Bank
The MTN CEO Wim Handing over a cheque to the Rotary blood Bank on Monday

However, this comes at a time when the CEO had expelled one of the MTN officials over involvement in the previous security wrangles. Little did MR Wim know that Police was already haunting his paths than the day of love turned out to be a day of hate between MTN and Police as the Minister of Internal affairs Gen Jeje Odongo signed a letter approving the indefinite deportation of Mr. Wim from  Uganda.

According to an official tweet by MTN Uganda, the CEO was deported by Police with no clear grounds as to why the top official saw the country exit door. However much, the national bleach claims continue to boil up new issues with police, no clear allegations have been filed on the CEO who has had just powered the Rotary blood bank with UGX 75million recently.

Even after the deportation of the CEO, MTN is committed to ensuring business continuity amidst the current wrangles. Hence, the scenario between MTN and Police are far from over, as a matter of fact, several arrests may be conducted on Uganda nationals if at all the fatal claims continue to deepen.

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