25 Jan 2005

Econet suing PNG government for US$524m over failed sale

1:47 pm on 25 January 2005

A report from Papua New Guinea says the African consortium Econet is suing the government for more than 5-hundred million U.S. dollars after it was turned down as a buyer for Telikom PNG.

The National newspaper reports that Econet has confirmed that it had begun legal proceedings in the Port Moresby National Court last Friday for breach of contract on the deal that was abandoned by the government in December.

Econet says the 5-hundred and 24 million dollars it's asking for, is its calculation of the enterprise value of the Telikom transaction to Econet over a period of 20 years, taken at today's value.