Governments acquired AirtelTigo for just $1 – Hon. Ursula Owusu
The Minister for Communications Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has revealed the amount that the Government of Ghana paid to acquire telecom company AirtelTigo.
Since the Government of Ghana announced that it has acquired AirtelTigo, many Ghanaians have been asking the amount Government spent in acquiring the company.
Clearing the air on the amount Government spent, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said that the Government paid just a dollar to acquire AirtelTigo.
In a Facebook post inresponse to a post made by Hon. Sam Nartey George, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful wrote;
“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 l!e…. 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!!”
SOURCE : Talkingdrum.com.gh