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EXCLUSIVE: MTN Speaks Out on ‘Return’ of Deported CEO Wim Vanhelleputte

Telecommunications Company MTN Uganda has denied knowledge of the return of their former Chief Executive Officer Wim Vanhelleputte who was deported in mid-February. The news of Mr. Vanhelleputte’s alleged return started spreading on social media on Tuesday afternoon with several bloggers alleging that he had retaken his former seat at the

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MTN CEO Vanhelleputte Sues Government Over Deportation

Deported MTN Uganda Chief Executive Officer Wim Vanhelleputte has sued the government for what he described as "unfair treatment" given to him when he was deported out of the country. Through his lawyers, Vanhelleputte has petitioned the High Court to reverse his deportation order. The Belgian National argues that he is married to

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MTN CEO Wim Vanhelleputte and SFC commander Maj Gen Don Nabaasa

Are MTN Deportations Linked to Coup Attempt Reports?

Last week, Kampala deported MTN Uganda CEO Wim Vanhelleputte days after reports of a foiled coup attempt against President Yoweri Museveni’s 33-year government. A deportation order signed by internal affairs minister Gen Jeje Odongo described Vanhelleputte as an “undesirable immigrant.” Police said the deportation was in “national security” interest. Vanhelleputte’s deportation followed that

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MTN Uganda Appoints Interim CEO to Replace Deported Wim Vanhelleputte

MTN Uganda has appointed Gordian Kyomukama as acting chief executive officer  (CEO) replacing Wim Vanhelleputte who Kampala deported Thursday. In a statement issued on Friday, hours after  Vanhelleputte's deportation to Brussels, the telecom's corporate affairs office announced Kyomukama's appointment. "To ensure business continuity, we have appointed Mr. Gordian Kyomukama, currently Chief Technology Officer,

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MTN Uganda CEO Wim Vanhelleputte Deported

Government has deported MTN Uganda Chief Executive Officer  Wim Vanhelleputte, this website has learnt. Wim has been MTN Uganda CEO since 2016. A Deportation Order signed by Internal Affairs Minister, Jeje Odongo, deemed the Belgian National as an “undesirable immigrant.” "Now therefore by virtue of the powers vested in me by Section 60

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Why CMI Summoned MTN Uganda CEO Wim Vanhelleputte this Week

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of telecommunications company MTN Uganda, Wim Vanhelleputte was Tuesday summoned by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) in a fresh investigation into the company’s operations, The Tower Post has learnt. The summons come barely a month after the arrest and deportation of three top managers for

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KCCA FC, MTN Uganda Sign 3-Year, Multi-Million Sponsorship Deal

League champions KCCA FC have Friday announced a three-year sponsorship deal worth Shs 1.29billion with communications giant MTN Uganda. The deal according to KCCA officials will see MTN sponsor the Uganda Premier League champions’ club activities for the period. Announcing the sponsorship, Chief Executive Officer Wim Vanhelleputte remarked, “Today we launch a

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