President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday met with the Chief Executive Officer of the South African based telecom giant, MTN Group to among others discuss the scandal that recently hit the company’s Ugandan subsidiary, MTN Uganda.
Museveni met with the CEO, Mr Rob Shuter at the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
MTN Uganda is still reeling from the recent arrest and deportation of two of its senior staff members, who were accused by authorities of espionage.
Police revealed yesterday that the two officials, Olivier Prentout, a French national and Ms Annie Bilenge Tabura, a Rwandan, were engaged in active efforts subversive to national security.
Security sources have since detailed an alleged plot involving the two, to remove President Museveni from power.
MTN Uganda through their social media platforms revealed that Museveni and the CEO of their parent company, held discussions what they termed as “recent developments in the market.”
MTN Group CEO @ShuterRob met with His Excellency, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda at the World Economic Forum to reaffirm MTN Group’s commitment to Uganda and discuss recent developments in the market. #WEF2019 pic.twitter.com/GBuPvptmqs
— MTN Group (@MTNGroup) January 23, 2019
The presidential press team were yet to comment on the gist of the meeting between Museveni and Mr Shuter.
The development comes after it emerged that MTN Uganda’s Chairman, Mr Charles Mbire was expected to be quizzed by a joint team of security officials over the telecom top officials’ alleged plot oust Museveni.
Mbiire according to sources was allegedly involved in the creation of special mobile money accounts through which funds were channeled to facilitate sub the plot.m