February 17, 2022

The Minister for Communications and Digitalization Ursula Owusu- Ekuful has said her Ministry would comply fully with the laws of the country in overseeing the Telecom/ICT sector and complete all legal and constitutional processes for the acquisition of Airtel Tigo by the end of April 2022.

Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful stated this in response to a question asked by the Ningo/Prampram Member of Parliament, Samuel Nartey George.

Mr. Samuel Nartey George wanted to know if the Ministry of Communications and Digitalization intends to comply with article 181(5) of the 1992 constitution which requires Parliamentary approval for international business transactions   between the government of Ghana and international entities such as the announced state acquisition of AirtelTigo Ghana from its parent holding company called Bharti Airtel International Netherlands B. V.

The Minister in a later engagement with the media in Parliament assured that the Ministry would be transparent about the transaction.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com