National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Member of Parliament ((MP) for the Ningo-Prampram Constituency, Sam George, has called on the government, to as a matter of urgency, publish the revenue stream of Kelni-GVG almost a year after operations in Ghana.
The $178 million contract with Kelni- GVG is to serve as a basis for both the National Communications Authority and the Ghana Revenue Authority to calculate taxes and government’s revenue which was not accurately calculated by the previous system.
To Mr George, the Ministry of Communications owes Ghanaians the obligation to disclose the revenue made so far through Kelni-GVG and the progress of their operations in Ghana.
Speaking in an interview on Adom TV’s Badwam, he said he filed for questions about Kelni-GVG in Parliament about eight weeks ago but there has been no action.
“Kelni-GVG has been working for almost a year now and they must publish their revenue stream for us to determine whether they have brought an increase in our revenue or not,” he said.
“The Communications Ministry needs to respond to several questions begging for answers regarding the operations of Kelni-GVG,” he added.
The Minister for Communications, Mrs Owusu-Ekuful in 2018 said “the implementation of a common platform for telecommunications would enhance the capacity of tax authorities to ensure that the big players in the economy—the mining companies, oil companies and the telecommunication companies—pay the appropriate taxes.”
It is in this light that the Ningo-Prampram MP is asking for the details.
Source: Adomonline.com | Gertrude Otchere