News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 89 on 7 December 2001

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GHANAIAN GOVERNMENT SEEKS TO RENEGOTIATE WITH TELEKOM MALAYSIA

7 December 2001

The Ghanaian Government had been discreetly seeking to renegotiate the deal made with Telekom Malaysia by its predecessors to gain some degree of control over the company. Last week it lost patience and went public with those negotiations. News Update looks at the current state of play.   Last Tuesday Ghana’s Minister of Communications and Technology Felix Owusu-Adjapong gave a press conference that laid out in some detail the Government’s discussions with Telekom Malaysia.   The press conference started with the Minister describing the nature of the deal made with the company by the previous Government:"The Government of Ghana, as…