The minister for Communications Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful says Government paid only a dollar to acquire AirtelTigo.
According to her, she signed the AirtelTigo acquisition contract and the Government spent only $1 to acquire the company contrary to claims by other persons that the Government spent $25 million.
The minister further added that some people are finding it very difficult to believe that they can negotiate good deals for government like they did for the AirtelTigo contract.
In a statement on her Officially verified Facebook page, 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 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!!”
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SOURCE : Coverghana.com.gh