Ghana’s Communications Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful says her national RA audit has stopped telcos from cheating their taxes, so why is she not prosecuting them for tax evasion?
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 Comms, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, wants to end “confusion” over which firm should audit telco revenues.
Based on Ghana’s example, we should question the motives of those who want national telecoms revenue assurance audits.
Ghana’s comms minister was in the firing line after a think tank said it has documents revealing a rigged process awarded the contract for Ghana’s national interconnect clearing house.
Perhaps eight African countries will adopt national revenue, tax and anti-simbox audits like those imposed on Ghanian telcos.
Many varied businesses have expressed an interest in supplying a national revenue assurance system to the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe.