June 4, 2018


Minister of communications Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has given clear indications that she is not interested in any confrontation with the Telco’s but rather enforcing the laws in all respect.

According to the Minister, she would do everything to ensure that the Telco’s have their peace of mind but was quick to point out that the Telco’s must come to terms that the privileges given them to do their work, and whatever issue there are, she would facilitate for their resolution.

“Working in the country has some responsibilities attached to it and they have the responsibility to pay the right taxes to the government of Ghana.”

“We would assess all the taxes due and collect every penny, we are thinking and talking about a Ghana beyond aid I am a firm believer in the fact that, if we all do what we have to do and work in accordance with the law and everybody does his or her bit we would be able to generate majority of the resources we need locally to finance our developmental agenda locally”, she said.

Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful further said, Ghana would not have to have cup in hand begging or seeking interesting financial arrangements to finance its development, if it looks within and get its own resources for its developmental agenda.

“It is doable if everybody is to pay the requests taxes on the income that they generate genuinely,  we would be able to get the resources we need for our development that is why the Minister of Finance is so keen in ensuring that this arrangement we entire with Kelvin-GVG works”.

We need to verify the revenues that the Telco’s are generating from all their activities; we have to ensure the confidentiality of all communications carried out on the mobile networks, she said.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com