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Museveni Allows MTN Uganda Deported CEO’s Return To Country

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has reportedly allowed telecom giant MTN Uganda’s deported CEO Wim Vanhelleputte to return to the country.

The telecom company confirmed this development on their social media platforms.

“MTN confirms that the President of the Republic of Uganda, His Excellency, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has exercised executive discretion to permit MTN CEO, Wim Vanhelleputte’s unconditional return to Uganda,” MTN tweeted on Thursday.

Wim was deported in March this year for reportedly compromising the security of the country.

The news comes weeks after it was reported that Wim dragged the Attorney general of Uganda to court seeking orders to quash his deportation following the deportation order issued by the Internal Affairs Minister Gen.  Jeje Odongo on February 14th 2019

Vanhellepute claims he was neither given an opportunity to explain himself to Minister Odongo before signing the Order that declared him unwanted in Uganda nor communicate to his  Ugandan wife; Barbra Adoso and two children who are residents at Lubowa in Makindye.

His deportation followed the arrest and deportation of three other senior managers including; chief marketing officer, Olivier Prentout, the mobile money general manager Elsa Mussolini and general manager for sales and distribution Annie Tabura.

The MTN deportations came on the heels of investigations that kicked off in July 2018 when a team from the Internal Security Organ raided MTN call centre in Mutundwe-Kampala with reports that the investigators walked away with the company’s servers.

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