Telcos to increase tariffs

Effective November 1, 2018, consumers of the services of the three major Telcos –  AirtelTigo, MTN and Vodafone, are expected to pay more.

In a statement, the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications announced the decision to adjust their tariffs, in the wake of the conversion of the five percent National Health Insurance and GETFund Levies into straight levies, as announced in the mid-year budget review presented by Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta in July.

The Chamber said its members would comply fully with the country’s laws and ensure the distinction between VAT and the new levies emanating from their separate origins and basis in law.

“As intended, the incidence of the two new levies will thus be on consumers and will result in the increase of the cost of telecommunication services,” the statement indicated.

It further stated that customers of telecommunication services will be notified by their service providers prior to any changes being made and the expected changes.