Minister of Communications, Hon. Ursula Owusu has set the records straight government of Ghana’s acquisition of AirtelTigo.
The government of Ghana is now the owner of telecommunications company AirtelTigo having purchased it from Bharti Airtel Ghana Holding B.V.
In a post on her official Facebook page, Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu revealed she signed the contract and that Ghana paid only one dollar to purchase the company.
She set this records straight to rubbish allegation made by opposition MP, Sam George who said the country bought the company $25 million.
Ursula Owusu posted;
Some people find it very difficult to believe we can negotiate good deals for government. I signed the AirtelTigo contract. We acquired it for just a dollar.
Someone, an MP, says he heard me say we paid $25 million. A barefaced lie…. blatant untruth.
Please ask Sam George where he heard that. Then Sit back and listen to long, English grammar and drama…. just keep your eyes on the ball. How much did we pay to acquire the company? 1 dollar, Simple!!