The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has announced that telecommunication networks MTN, Vodafone and AirtelTigo will be reviewing their tariffs.
The tariff review is likely to cause an increase in the cost of telecommunication services starting November 1, 2018.
A statement issued by Kenneth Ashigbey, CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, indicated that, the objective of the review is to “give effect to the conversion of NHIL and GETFL into levies that are not subject to the input-output mechanism, and delinking them from VAT by removing the option of input tax deductibility.”
This according to him will be giving both levies a unique and different legal identity and distinguished from VAT.
The Chamber said its members, 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.”
According to the Chamber, the two new levies will be on consumers and will result in the increase of the cost of telecommunication services.
However, customers of telecommunication services will be notified by their service providers prior to any changes being made.