Glo, Vodafone accused of owing KMA millions

24 Jul 2013

Ghana’s Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has sealed the offices of mobile operators Glo and Vodafone (Ghana) in Kumasi, a city in the Ashanti region, for reportedly owing millions of Ghanaian cedis in defaulted levies for business operating permits and property taxes. The Chronicle reports that Glo and Vodafone (Ghana) have not fulfilled their financial obligations for obtaining the required permits from the local authority for the current year, in addition to owing taxes for constructing base stations in various areas within the Kumasi metropolis. KSA stated that the offices will remain closed until all outstanding dues are paid in full.

TeleGeography notes that the current legislative framework in Ghana authorises Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies to charge property taxes and issue business operating permits to individuals and organisations doing business within their premises.


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