Vodafone Ghana Finally Sold To Telecel Group
Starlink will launch in Kenya and Glovo launches its local programme
What’s happened this Week:
Starlink will debut in Kenya in Q2 of 2023
Uber brings back 25% commission in Tanzania
This week, Vodafone Ghana finally sold to its new owners.
The Telecel group’s proposal to purchase Vodafone Ghana was this week approved by Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA). Telecel will now own 70% of Vodafone while the Ghana Government will retain 30%.
So what happens now?
It’s not too clear but there have been reports that Telecel will offload some cell towers to help fund the purchase of its acquisition. As far as local service, no one knows what it plans. There was an earlier report about plans for a Vodafone - AirtelTigo merger but that hasn’t come to fruition yet. Maybe the new owners might green light that project.
Check out our timeline of the Vodafone sage which started sometimes in 2019
In The News This Week
Starlink To Launch Its Services In Kenya In Q2 2023
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Glovo Launches “Glovo Local” Programme For Small And Medium-Sized Businesses
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Uber Reinstates 25% Commission Fee In Tanzania
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Africa Ecosystem Funding Activity
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Podcast: What’s Your Story - Season Finale
Cynthia Dwumfuo is currently the group head of marketing and corporate affairs for the insurance company Hollard Ghana. In the past, Cynthia has held leadership roles at top advertising and communications agencies including Ogilvy, Now Available Africa, and Global Media Alliance. She's managed projects for multinational and local clients across West and Central Africa.
She's always been a "go-getter" and that shows in her work ethic. She's worked in radio and Personal Relations, has a Masters degree from Clemson University and now works at Hollard Ghana where she's still at the top of her game.
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Tech Nova Job Listings
We have announced a beta of our new online job board specifically for tech professionals in Ghana and Africa.
Our job board is designed to help prospective employees find potential jobs to find the perfect position and for employers to find qualified candidates.
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