More Africa NewsCEO of MTN Group, To Visit Uganda on March 12 in a tense situation between the local subsidiary and the authorities

March 4, 2019by myles

South African Telecoms Group MTN President and CEO Rob Shuter is to visit Uganda on March 12, 2019. He will be one of the guest speakers at the Africa Now Summit to be held on 12 March. and March 13, 2019 at the Commonwealth Resort & Conference Center, Munyonyo.

The international meeting, which is an initiative of the African Strategic Leadership Center, will be co-chaired by the President of the Republic of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, and other African heads of state as well as leaders of leading companies in the region. continent.

In view of the tensions that currently persist between the Ugandan authorities and the local subsidiary of the telecom group, it is not excluded a meeting between the boss of MTN Group and the Ugandan head of state to calm the game.

Since January, MTN Uganda has been under pressure in the country. Four of his senior executives were expelled from the country as of January 19, accused of “subversive activities” . The company is threatened with security breaches. She is also accused of false tax returns. Its telecom license is still waiting to be renewed.

The potential meeting between Rob Shuter and Yoweri Museveni will in fact be a continuation of the discussions on MTN Uganda in January 2019. The two men had already met in Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum held on 22 January. January 25, 2019, to find a solution to the tensions between the local subsidiary of the telecom group and the authorities of Kampala. 

Source: Agence Ecofin

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