Top Taxpayers: MTN Uganda

MTN Uganda is a subsidiary of MTN Group, a multinational telecommunications company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with a presence in 24 countries across Africa, the Middle East and Asia. MTN Uganda provides mobile and fixed telecommunications, mobile financial services and data services.

MTN Uganda has a market share of 52.7% and 9.9 million customers as of 30 June 2016.  Its subscription base increased by 10.8% in the first six months of the year, following a 14.1% decline in 2015 (partly brought on by the disconnection of 3.7 million subscribers who did not comply with registration requirements).

The company spent Shs240 billion in 2015 on improving the quality and capacity of its network; most of this expenditure, which increased 42.6% from the previous year, went to adding 2G and 3G sites. For 2016, Shs238 billion was committed to capital investment.

Total Tax Contribution
Shs458.70 billion

Key people

Name Title
Wim Vahellepute Chief Executive Officer
Mike Blackburn Chief Financial Officer
Mapula Bodibe Chief Marketing Officer
Anthony Katamba General Manager for Corporate Services