Telecom Chamber congratulates MTN on taxpayer award

May 5, 2015 • Telecoms & Mobile, West Africa

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has congratulated MTN for being recognised as the 2014 “Overall Best Taxpayer” in the Large Taxpayer category, by the Ghana Revenue Authority.

MTN, a member of the Chamber, also received recognition for compliance in a citation signed by the Commissioner-General, Mr. George Blankson.

A press statement issued by Mr. Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, CEO of the Chamber, said: “The industry is proud of MTN’s award. It is eloquent testimony to the direct contribution of mobile operators to government’s tax revenues.”

Mobile phone operators paid taxes in excess of ¢1.1bn to the government of Ghana in 2014. According to a Deloitte study commissioned by the GSM Association (GSMA), the global industry body, mobile operators contribute 9.1% percent of Ghana’s total revenues in 2013, with their turnover representing 3.2% of Ghana’s GDP.

Some analysts suggest a much bigger indirect impact considering the industry’s role as a catalyst and enabler for other sectors of the economy, such as commerce, banking, agriculture, education and overall productivity.

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