General News Wed, 20 May 2009

Vodafone Deal Causes Stir In NPP

The controversy surrounding the GT-Vodafone deal seems to be causing a stir within the NPP with the party members accusing each other of impropriety. Had it not been a phone interview, a personal encounter would have erupted in Peace FM’s studious between some two leading members of the party, Hon. P.C. Appiah-Ofori, MP for Asikuma, Odoben Brakwa and the former deputy minister for communication, Fredrick Opare Ansah who is also MP for Suhum.

Hon. Appiah-Ofori said on PeaceFM that he had hand delivered a letter to President Mills, to review the Vodafone deal because he believed it amounted to a sell off. Speaking on the show, he described the Vodafone deal as fraudulent and said the former NPP administration needs to be questioned. He added that the former administration should even be dragged to court, because it had sold Ghana Telecom (GT) to a wrong company.

According to him, they sold GT to Vodafone BV, Holland, instead of Vodafone PLC UK.

It was in reaction to these statements by the MP, that the former Minister of Communication became furious and said, the Mp knows nothing and needs some education.

According to him, there is no fraud in the Vodafone deal, so for someone like Hon. Appiah-Ofori from their own party to describe them as fraudsters, is deeply regrettable.

Source: peacefmonline.com