Former Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu has called for Parliament to summon the Minister for Communication and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, to provide an explanation regarding the sale of Vodafone Ghana for an amount reportedly less than one billion dollars.
He argues that the telecom company is worth more than the price it was sold for and believes that the transaction should undergo further scrutiny.
During a parliamentary session on October 31, 2023, Haruna Iddrisu stated, “I want the leader of the business committee to program the Minister for Communications to come and respond to this house, whether it is true that Vodafone, a $1 billion asset of the Republic of Ghana, has been sold on credit for less than 100 million US dollars.
“What is the state of that transaction, as an economic transaction within the meaning of Article 185 of the 1992 constitution? We need an update on the implications for Ghana’s telecom landscape and the changing trends. The telecom sector has historically been a significant revenue source for the government, and we are hearing that Vodafone has been sold for less than $100 million.”