- MTN Ghana has announced that the cost of talk time and data will witness an increase
- This follows the implementation of the 1 per cent COVID levy by the government
- The increment takes effect today, Saturday May 1, 2021
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MTN Ghana has announced that the cost of talk time and data will witness an increase following the implementation of the 1 per cent COVID levy by the government.
The increment takes effect today, Saturday May 1, 2021.
MTN said in a statement sighted by YEN.com.gh noted that the increment in the cost of data and talk time needed to adjusted to reflect the charges.
“Scancom PLC (MTN Ghana) wishes to inform you that following the introduction of the COVID-19 Health Recovery Levy, which has resulted in a 1% increase in the National Health Insurance Levy, talk time and data charges have been adjusted to reflect the tax change. “This takes effect from 1st May 2021,” MTN said.
During the 2021 budget presentation in parliament by the Majority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, he announced that the government will introduce a Covid-19 Health Levy of a one percentage point increase in the National Health Insurance Levy.
“...government is proposing the introduction of a Covid-19 Health Levy of a one percentage point increase in the National Health Insurance Levy and a one percentage point increase in the VAT Flat Rate to support expenditures related to Covid-19," he stated.
Shifting to politics, former president John Dramani Mahama has charged the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to restrategise its election monitoring mechanism.
Speaking at the annual conference of the party’s Professional Forum in Accra on Thursday, Mahama called for the need to deploy astute professionals and educated members of the party to monitor the 2024 general elections.
That, he said will ensure the elections are not stolen.
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