General News Thu, 24 May 2012

Kufuor, Vodafone case declared null and void

The case involving the sale of Ghana Telecom to Vodafone was declared null and void in court on Thursday.

It will be recalled that some six CPP members including Bright Akwetey, took the government to court over the sale the telecom company.

The plaintiffs — Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa, Mr Kosi Dedey, Naa Kordai Assimeh, Dr Nii Moi Thompson, Mr Kwame Jantuah and Ms Rhodaline Imoru Ayarna — instituted a civil action in 2008 against the government over the sale of its 70 per cent shares in Ghana Telecom (GT) to the UK telecom operator, Vodafone.

In the dock for cross examination, the then Executive Secretary of the Divestiture Implementation Committee (DIC) Mr. Gambilla claimed that, although DIC usually oversees such transactions, they knew nothing about this one until it was over.

According to him, they were called upon after the sale by the presidency to have a meeting and regularize the transaction.

Source: citifmonline