News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 98 on 22 February 2002

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GHANA AND UGANDA - PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF AFRICAN TELCO PRIVATISATION

22 February 2002

Two developments this week have illustrated the gathering pace of telecoms privatisation. The Ghanaian government has agreed to sell off its majority share in Ghana Telecom and appears to be opening its market to further competition. In Uganda the government is prepared to amend existing licences if the country’s economy finds itself at a competitive disadvantage in the new world digital economy. This top story concludes with a short review of what African governments have signed up to in terms of privatisation with the World Trade Organisation.   The long awaited statement on the future of Ghana Telecom and the…