Company secured 5G contract formed a week before Nana Addo approval – Manasseh

The circumstances surrounding the award of the 5G contract have raised serious questions about the integrity of the process.

According to Awuni’s investigation, the company secured the contract just days before receiving approval from the Nana Addo administration.

In a Facebook post dated Thursday, May 30, 2024, Awuni highlighted that the company was incorporated less than a week before executive approval of the deal.

He stressed that the timing is suspicious, considering the importance of the contract.

Awuni claimed that the contract, estimated to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars, was awarded through exclusive contracting, without giving other companies the opportunity to bid for the project.

This lack of competitive bidding raises suspicions about the transparency and fairness of the contracting process.

The Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, revealed that the government plans to launch 5G services in the next six months.

The launch will be led by Next-Gen InfraCo (NGIC), a consortium that includes the Government of Ghana and seven partners: Ascend Digital, K-NET, Radisys, Nokia, Tech Mahindra and two telecommunications companies, AT Ghana and Telecel Ghana.

He noted that global tech giant Microsoft has also shown interest in the project and that discussions will begin soon.

NGIC will be the first entity to build a nationwide shared 4G/5G mobile broadband infrastructure in Ghana.

The emergence of 5G technology represents a major advancement in telecommunications, promising faster data speeds, lower latency, and the potential to revolutionize several industries.

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