Whilst the government boasts of securing the ability to audit telco revenues in ‘real time’, the reality is Ghana’s taxpayers are paying for an expensive mechanism to tax themselves.
Zimbabwe has raised taxes on mobile money and electronic transactions. There are better ways to stimulate a developing economy.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta wants a 67 percent increase of taxes on mobile money transactions.
President Museveni is responding to a spate of kidnappings, but banning scratch cards will also benefit telcos by reducing fraud.
Opponents of a new system to audit telecoms revenues argue it may be unconstitutional.
Uganda’s regulator will investigate MTN to see what more can be done about customers sending mobile money to the wrong numbers.
The purchase of an RA solution by Safaricom causes a journalist to confuse his readers and draw all the wrong conclusions.
The wildest Hollywood conspiracy plot is easier to follow than the story of the contract for Ghana’s third national RA auditor.
If you were writing a Hollywood script about big money and government intrigue, you could base it on the string of claims made about Ghana’s national revenue assurance audit.
Ghana’s government paid two different firms to audit telco revenues, but say they did no work. So now they are paying yet more money to a third RA vendor.