The five percent adjustment on tariffs by Telecommunication Companies operating in Ghana takes effect from today, Thursday, 1 November 2018.

The tariff modification has become necessary following the implementation of the new tax laws – VAT (ACT 970), NHIL (ACT 971) and GETFL (ACT 972).

The various networks are expected to send notification to their customers on the new charges beginning today.

A statement issued on behalf of the Telecom companies by Mr Kenneth Ashigbey, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, said MTN, Vodafone and AirtelTigo, “who are responsible corporate entities, would comply fully with Ghana’s laws and ensure the distinction between VAT and the new levies emanating from their separate origins and basis in law”.

He added that, “As intended, the incidence of the two new levies will, thus, be on consumers and will result in the increase of the cost of telecommunication services”.