Telecom giant, MTN Uganda has confirmed that it’s CEO, Mr. Wim Vanhelleputte, was deported from Uganda on Thursday night.
In a statement released on Friday morning, the company said it has not been notified of the grounds for the deportation of Vanhelleputte and is ‘working hard to establish precise reasons for the deportation.’
“We are understandably concerned about these developments and are engaging with the authorities to seek understanding that would lead us to resolving this matter,” the statement says.
On Thursday, the government of Uganda deported Wim citing security reasons.
He now becomes the fourth top executive of the company to be deported in less than a month.
The company’s technology boss, Gordon Kyomukama has been appointed acting CEO.
“To ensure business continuity, we have appointed Mr. Gordian Kyomukama, currently Chief Technology Officer, as Acting Chief Executive. Our focus continues to be on delivering the best quality products and services to our customers,” the statement adds.