Last Minute Contracts Government renews Subah's contract with GRA

In a letter signed by the Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), George Blankson and copied to the Telecommunication chamber and telecom companies he asked that the telecoms corporate fully.

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The outgoing Mahama-led administration has extended government’s contract with Subah Infosolutions, to monitor the country’s revenue in the telecommunication sector.

This was contained in a letter signed by the Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), George Blankson and copied to the Telecommunication chamber and telecom companies.

This is coming into the public domain with barely a week for the NDC government to handover to the NPP administration.

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The letter said, “we wish to inform you that Subah Infosolutions Ghana Limited has been granted approval to continue its role of monitoring revenue from the telecommunication companies on behalf of the Ghana Revenue Authority.”

play Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), George Blankson

 

“Further to the above, we wish to request that you continue to grant access to Messrs Subah Infosolutions Ghana limited to your physical network nodes in accordance with the provisions of the Communications Service Tax (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act 864),” it added.

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The management of Subah earlier indicated that over the last five years, their operations have saved the nation 70 million dollars annually.

Additionally, its operations has helped increase Value Added Tax (VAT) collection from GH¢25 million annually on average to about GH¢60 million cumulatively, amounting to GH¢3 billion over the years.

Below is the letter from the GRA

CONTINUE GRANTING OF ACCESS TO YOUR PHYSICAL NETWORK NODES PURSUANT TO THE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE TAX (AMENDMENT), ACT, 2013 (ACT 864)

This has reference to a letter with reference number MoF/RPD/GRA/016 dated 11th November, 2016 from the Hon. Minister of Finance on the above subject.

We wish to inform you that Subah Infosolutions Ghana Limited has been granted approval to continue its role of monitoring revenue from the telecommunication companies on behalf of the Ghana Revenue Authority.

Further to the above, we wish to request that you continue to grant access to Messrs Subah Infosolutions Ghana limited to your physical network nodes in accordance with the provisions of the Communications Service Tax (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act 864). Counting on your cooperation.

Yours faithfully

George Blankson

Commissioner-General

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