Star Group loses Ghana legal action
March 11, 2015
By Chris Forrester
Star Times Group has lost a Ghana court action. Star Communication Network Technology Company Limited of China, had sued Ghana’s Ministry of Communications through the Attorney-General over the cancellation of an April 11th 2012 contract for the supply and installation of the nation’s DTT Network system.
The Ministry of Communication denied any wrongdoing and explained that it cancelled the contract after the plaintiff (Star) had made false representations, as well as failed to meet its part of a contractual arrangement to pre-finance the project and be reimbursed within a 10-year period.
With the court case out of the way, Ghana’s Communications Ministry can now re-start a tender for the DTT system. In an interview with journalists after the court’s decision, the ministry’s Deputy Minister said the ministry could now proceed to evaluate tenders documents from 17 companies.
He gave the assurance that Accra and Kumasi would migrate to DTT by June 17th 2015 while other parts of the country would be connected by December 2015.