MTN Group CEO to meet Museveni at Kampala summit

Friday March 01 2019

KAMPALA. MTN Group Chief Executive Officer Rob Shuter is one of the high profile guests expected to attend the Africa Now Summit in Munyonyo, Kampala.

Museveni last met the MTN group boss in January in Davos, Switzerland, where they discussed an array of issues.

Among the issues, Museveni advised MTN to work towards floating shares on the Uganda Stock Exchange so that Ugandans can partly own the company.

This also follows deportation of the Chief Executive Officer of last month.

The Africa Now Summit, which is to be co-chaired by President Museveni will also attract a number of African Heads of State, high level representatives from African Union, key business leaders, academia among others.

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These are expected to be joined by members of the private sector, youth leaders, civil society and public policy experts.

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame (EAC-Chairman), South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa and Egypt’s Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil El-Sisi (AU-Chairperson) are also expected to attend the two-day event  -- March 12-13.

The summit is an initiative of Africa Strategic Leadership Centre (ASLC) and will be conducted under the theme, ‘Towards a secure, integrated and growing Africa’.

“Several African heads of State and various government officials as well as high level representatives from the African Union have been invited,” Dr Robert Mwesigwa, the Board Chair, ASLC said.

The ASLC is a foreign policy think-tank, which collaborates with leaders from the public and private sectors, committed to Africa’s progress.