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Vodacom Tanzania seeks $150m to boost capital

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  1. Invisible

    Invisible Admin Staff Member

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    By: Reuters
    23rd July 2009

    Vodacom Tanzania, an arm of leading South African mobile operator Vodacom, has secured a $90-million syndicated loan from local banks, in a five-year deal expected to raise $150-million, the company said.

    Telecoms is one the country's most vibrant industries, growing 20.5% last year compared with 20.1% a year before.

    "This funding is critical to our growth plans and will go a long way in facilitating better service for the consumer," Vodacom Tanzania MD Dietlof Mare said in a statement seen by Reuters on Thursday.

    Vodacom did not give more details of what the money will be used for.

    "The initial $90-million multi-currency financing has been completely sourced through local banks along with Citibank Tanzania Limited," the statement said, adding that the bank would be responsible for raising the remaining $60-million overseas.

    As at end-March, Vodacom had just over 5,67-million subscribers out of the country's total 13,88-million mobile users, up from just over 5,4-million customers at last year's close.

    The east African nation of 40-million had 13-million mobile phone subscribers at the end of 2008.

    Eight other local banks were involved in raising the local part of the loan.
  2. Sophist

    Sophist JF-Expert Member

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    Nashangaa kwa nini Vodacom washindwe kutumia mavuno ya EPA kuimarisha mtaji wake!
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    Silas A.K JF-Expert Member

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    EPA ilikuwa ni kiasi gani? RA ni shareholder mmojawapo na kumbuka ile siyo biashara ya nyanya ndugu yangu.As much as tunaupinga ufisadi lakini tunapokuwa tunachangia michango ni vyema kuweka michango yetu vizuri.

    RA hawezi tu kupeleka hela zake kirahisi tu voda labda kampuni iiombe loan toka kwa shareholders.lakini pia kumbuka yule ni minority shareholder (35%)