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Vodafone Ghana sale: Staff uncertain about future with company as Telecel prepares to takeover

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Some staff of Vodafone Ghana are uncertain about their future, following approval by the National Communications Authority (NCA) sell the telecommunication company to Telecel.

Some of the staff who spoke to Joy Business on condition of anonymity said that although a new leadership may help the company grow, they are however uncertain about job security.

“For me, I’m happy that we will have new management for the company, and we may see a turnaround, but I can’t be sure of how my job will be sustained. We know what happened during the takeover of Ghana Telecom which resulted in some of our friends going home”, a staff said.

Others also believe the move is a bad one due to the position of the company as which is the second largest with subscriber base in the country.

“We just need some form of investments to turn around the company and I think the potential is there. We shouldn’t sell the company that is the second largest telco in the country to a new company. Now, we don’t know how Ghanaians will react to this new network”, the staff lamented.

The National Communications Authority (NCA) last week granted provisional approval for the transfer of the 70% majority shares in Ghana Telecommunications Company Limited (Vodafone Ghana) to Telecel Group subject.

This is subject to concessions made by Vodafone and representations made by the Telecel Group to the NCA. Vodafone International Holdings B.V held the 70% shares of Vodafone Ghana.

In a statement, the NCA assured the public and all stakeholders that it would continue to work with Vodafone Ghana and Telecel to complete all outstanding regulatory requirements to ensure a smooth transition as well as continuity of service delivery and improved choice for consumers and competition within the industry. It would be recalled that in January

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