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MTN Ghana has sent words of congratulations to the Minister of Communications and Digitization, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful on her re-appointment to champion the country’s communications and digital agenda.

This comes after her final approval by the Appointment Committee of Parliament last week, and official confirmation by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo on Monday, 8th of March,2021.

In a brief note on the official Twitter page of MTN Ghana, it said “A Special warm and hearty Congratulations to Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful @UrsulaOw, from the Yello family.

Before her final approval the Minority members of the appointment Committee of parliament caused the nomination of Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful’s as Communications and Digitization Minister-Designate to be suspended pending further investigation.

They wanted her to come clean with concrete evidence on claims that Kelni GVG contract has resulted in monthly savings of US1.1million.

                                         

The then Minister-Designate was on record to have made claims that following the operations of Kelni GVG in 2018, the government of Ghana has saved GHC 1.1 billion, which could have lost to the state.

Adding to that, Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful had earlier told legislators in an accusatory tone on the floor of parliament that through the implementation of the Common Monitoring Platform (CMP) run by Kelni GVG, the government “uncovered that, prior to the introduction of the CMP, GHC 470 million in taxes was lost from potential under-declaration between 2015 to the first quarter of 2017,”.

“An estimated amount of GHS 300 million in taxes was saved between Q1 of 2017 to date as a result of the announcement of the implementation of the CP on March 8th, 2017 and its actual implementation date.”.

The Ministry of Communications (MoC) has the core responsibility of initiating and developing national policies aimed at achieving cost-effective information and communications infrastructure and services, for the enhancement and promotion of economic competitiveness in line with the policy guidelines of the Coordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies (2017-2024) - An Agenda for Jobs: Creating Prosperity and Equal Opportunity for All.

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