The way and manner the sale of Vodafone Ghana to Telecel Group has been handled require further interrogation to be done on the deal, Ningo Prampram Member of Parliament, Samuel Nartey George has said.
Speaking on the Ghana Tonight show with Alfred Ocansey on TV3 Tuesday, January 17, the Ningo Prampram Member of Parliament said “It is necessary for us to scrutinize [the deal] because about five months ago, Telecel made an approach, Vodafone was ready to sell but the Ministry, through the regulator, blocked the sale.
“It will be important for us to interrogate the Ministry and the Regulator, why the same Telecel is being allowed now to purchase it. What has happened? What has occasioned the U-Turn by the regulator and the Ministry? What does this purchase mean for the Ghanaian customers of Vodafone? What does it mean for the workers, the Ghanain staff who are currently working for Vodafone? Will this lead to redundancy? What is the severance package if there will be redundancy?”
The Ranking member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Communications, further said the committee has not been officially told about the approval of the sale.
He said “We will need to have a clearer understanding. The Parliamentary Select Committee which represents the people and has the oversight responsibility of the Ministry and the Regulator, we have not been officially told anything, we are completely in the dark on this. We will be demanding answers on behalf of the Ghanaian people from the Ministry and the Regulator.”