MTN Uganda CEO Wim Vanhelleputte deported
Written by Lindah Nduwumwami on February 15, 2019
The Ugandan government has deported the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) for telecommunication giants MTN Uganda, Wim Vanhelleputte, the Nile Post has learnt.
According to documents from the Ugandan Citizenship and Immigration department, Wim is no longer wanted in Uganda .
“Wim Vanhelleputte has been declared an undesirable immigrant by virtue of section 52(g) of the Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control Act and has become a prohibited immigrant,” reads in part the deportation order signed by the Internal Affairs Minister, Gen.Jeje Odongo on February 14, 2019.
According to the deportation order, Wim is barred from returning to Uganda until further instructions from government.
Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga confirmed the deportation.
“He is already at the airport and destined for Belgium around midnight over similar circumstances of national security,” Enanga said.
It is said that before his deportation, the Belgian was first interrogated by security agencies for a number of hours.
The deportation comes shortly after three other MTN Uganda employees including Elsa Mussolini, the mobile money general manager, Olivier Prentout, the Chief Marketing Officer and Anne Tabura, the General Manager in charge of Sales and Distribution were ordered out of the country last month.
The MTN Uganda general manager in charge of corporate affairs, Anthony Katamba was also sacked by the company early this week.