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Ghana government takes over ownership of AirtelTigo

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The Ghana government has signed an agreement with AirtelTigo for transfer of ownership of the telecommunications company to the state.

The government of Ghana represented by the Minister of Communication, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful and the parent companies of AirtelTigo, Bharti Airtel Ghana Holdings B.V., MIC Africa B.V represented by Ms. Jatina Catharina Uneken-van de Vreede, Mr. Martin P Frechette, Mr. Timothy Pennington, Mr. Eric Nana Nipah and Mr. Vish Ashiagbor signed the transfer.

The Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful made this known in a press release issued Friday, April 16, 2021.

This agreement transfers all customers, assets and agreed liabilities of AirtelTigo to the government of Ghana.

“We consider this a positive step as it adds to the growing portfolio of digital infrastructure assets being utilised by the government,” Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful stated.

She explained the government will operate the national asset in the best interest of the nation, the company, telecommunications industry, and ensure the protection of the interests of all employees, customers, contractors, suppliers, stakeholders and sustain the digital transformation of Ghana.

Find Below the Press Release

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