The Ministry of communications has release a PRESS STATEMENT setting the records straight the IMANI alert calling the abrogation of the contract of KELNI / GVG
It states that
The attention of the Ministry of Communications (MoC) has been drawn to an article released by IMANI Ghana, containing a litany of misinformation about the ministry, its mandate under the law and its conduct in fulfilment of such mandate.
The MoC, by this statement, would like to set the records straight.
As of 2009, the National Communications Authority, (NCA) and the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) had different regulations in accordance with their mandates to enhance oversight and revenue generation monitoring activities. As a result, each agency contracted different service providers in 2010 to achieve their objectives. In 2013, the government consolidated these regulations in the Communications Service Tax (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act 864) to benefit from the synergy of using a single platform.
The Act clearly stipulated that a common platform be used for the purpose of monitoring revenues, including revenues accruing from levies. For this purpose, the Ministry of Communications (MoC), the Ministry of Finance (MoF), the NCA and the GRA have held several meetings to agree on the way forward for oversight and revenue assurance in telecommunications.
For the purposes of clarity, it is important to establish the timeline of events that led to the signing of the contract between the Government of Ghana, through its Ministries of Communications and Finance and KelniGVG, a Ghanaian company, for the provision of oversight and revenue assurance monitoring.
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