Vodacom takes control of Vodafone in Ghana

Vodafone Ghana has announced it will hand over its management to the UK parent group, Vodacom which will take responsibility for the West African business units which will include Tanzania, Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa. However, Vodafone Ghana will keep its branding under the same umbrella and there will be no transfer of assets from the group.

The changes add the kind of geographical reach that Vodacom could benefit from if the parent company eventually decides to sell down its 60% stake.

“The larger group has sold some assets in north Africa, and the focus will be on sub-Saharan Africa under Vodacom,” said Shameel Joosub, Group CEO at Vodacom South Africa.

The move marks the second change by Vodafone to its African operations, this is part of a wider effort to simplify the extensive global carrier and will focus on management details.