Telecoms News - In Brief


- A committee set up by the government of Ghana to review last year’s sale of 70% of national PTO Ghana Telecom (GT) to the UK’s Vodafone Group has completed its report and handed its findings to the Minister of Communications, Haruna Iddrisu. Although no details of the findings were divulged, the Minister told assembled reporters that the government would be guided by the recommendations of the report in its decision about the sale agreement. Iddrisu went on to say that whilst the state’s decision on the Vodafone sale would most likely have ‘major ramifications on foreign investment in the country’, the government felt compelled to place public interest above all other considerations in deciding future decisions concerning the sale.