The struggle between MTN and Uganda government continues, as Uganda accuses MTN Uganda of not making a full declaration of its sales and transaction which is causing losses in public revenue. Likewise, in less than a month Uganda had deported four MTN officials including the Chief Executive, Wim Vanhelleputte, on the accusation of compromising Uganda’s national security.
The scrutiny of MTN started after the government of Uganda has acquired the capacity to see into transactions of telecom’s firms’ for tax compliance and reporting purposes. The Ugandan President accused many telecom firms in the country of not giving a full report of the volume of their calls and data sales, though no name was mentioned.
Justina Ntabgoba, MTN Uganda spokeswoman said that the company has not gotten any official communication on the underreporting of transactions, so there has not been any response. She also declined to comment on the accusation backing up the company’s executives’ deportation.