Deported MTN Uganda CEO returns after presidential pardon


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 wishes to express its gratitude to His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Uganda and all stakeholders for their support and goodwill for making this possible.

MTN Uganda is a law-abiding corporate citizen and is committed to continuing to play its part in the development of Uganda.

Vanhelleputte was deported by the East African country on Feb. 15 due to “national security” concerns, police said at the time, without giving details.