By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana
Information available to BiztechAfrica indicates that the offices of two mobile network operators in country, Glo and Vodafone Ghana, have had their offices open for business in Kumasi following a shut down by a team of Revenue Collectors from the Ghana Revenue Authority in Kumasi for failure to fulfill their tax obligations.
Biztechafrica sources in Ghana’s second capital, Kumasi, said revenue collectors had closed the offices of Vodafone and Glo, as well as other companies, as part of measures to clamp down on tax evaders on Wednesday.
According the source, officials of the second largest network operator in the country, Vodafone, managed to settle its debtand opened for business today.
The Glo office remained shut down till Thursday morning. However, credible information reaching Biztechafrica by Thursday evening indicated that Glo Ghana had settled all its debt of about 97,000.00 cedis at midday after getting revenue authorities to open the offices to enable them work.
District, Municipal and Metropolitan Assemblies (authorities) charge property taxes and business operating permits from persons and organisations doing business within their localities. Kumasi Metropolitan Authority indicated that Glo owed them business operating permit fees for 2013 while Vodafone owed fees for business operating permit and property rates for 2013, running to several hundreds of thousands of cedis.