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NCA Scandal Afriwave refutes role in alleged NCA fraud

 Afriwave Telecoms, the company mentioned to have been awarded a fraudulent contract to monitor international calls made by telcos operating in the country has refuted the allegations.

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Obuasi West MP, Kwaku Kwarteng play

Obuasi West MP, Kwaku Kwarteng

The allegations being made by the MP for Obuase West, Kwaku Kwarteng, accused the National Communications Authority and Communications Ministry of granting an already issued contract to Afriwave Telecoms, and reduplicated payments accordingly.

According to Kwaku Kwarteng, the contract to monitor international calls placed by telcos for the purposes of audits has already been awarded to Subah Info Solutions, and cannot be re- awarded without abrogating it, and tendering for companies to bid.

 Afriwave Telecom, a wholly owned Ghanaian company, has however responded to the allegations of their involvement in such a deal with the NCA.

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In a statement released and copied to Pulse Business, Afriwave said they have taken strong exceptions to the allegations by Kwaku Kwarteng and would like to set the record straight.

Below is the full statement released by Afriwave:

Afriwave Telecom, a wholly owned Ghanaian company’s attention has been drawn to false allegations being peddled in sections of the media by the Member of Parliament for Obuasi West Kwaku Kwarteng. 

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Afriwave takes exception to the misinformation being put out there and would like to set the records straight:

  • The Minister of Communications Dr. Omane Boamah has no personal interest in Afriwave Telecom. He does not and has never held any shares in the company.
  • Afriwave Telecom has not invoiced or been paid any money by the National Communications Authority for the monitoring of either international incoming or off-net interconnect telephone traffic. Therefore, there cannot be any duplication in payment as the MP wishes to suggest.

Afriwave Telecom, will continue to work with all stakeholders as part of the transitional process to ensure that it is fully prepared to undertake the monitoring and validation of government revenues in accordance with Act 786 (International incoming traffic) and Act 864 (Communications Service Tax) when the existing contract expires in May 2016.    

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