Korea’s largest telco uses phone data to counter epidemics. They want other countries to adopt their technology.
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.
Opponents of a new system to audit telecoms revenues argue it may be unconstitutional.
Ethical professionals should question both the competence and the motives of anyone supporting the ludicrously expensive ‘real-time’ national RA system being implemented in Ghana.
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.
Ghana’s Minister of Communication stated that regulatory monitoring was needed to protect customers from crime and also to identify the finance of terrorism.
The former Chairman of the National Communications Authority of Ghana is amongst those accused of misusing money allocated for the purchase of Israeli spyware.
The Director of Ghana’s Cyber Crime Unit says fraudsters have attempted to defraud half of the country’s mobile money users.