MTN’s Rob Shuter, Museveni hold talks

On the sidelines of the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the MTN group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rob Shuter held discussions with Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni.

According to a short statement issued by the telecom giants, Shuter’s discussion with Museveni centred on MTN Uganda’s commitment to the telecom sector and giant strides made during its 20 year term in Uganda.

They also discussed the recent developments in market, but the statement did not give any details.

Rob Shuter with President Museveni |COURTESY PHOTO

Museveni’s meet with Shuter came within days of a security crackdown on the telecom’s expatriate staff suspected of engagement in acts that compromise Uganda’s security.

On Monday, MTN Uganda chief marketing officer, Olivier Prentout, a French national, and Annie Bilenge Tabura, hitherto the company’s general manager for sales and distribution were deported back to their respective countries after Uganda’s security agencies accused them of “engagements in acts that compromise national security.”

MTN Uganda responded with a statement re-affirming the company’s as well as it employees commitment to “operating within and respecting the laws of the country.”