Telcos snub government’s deadline

Telecom operators are likely to be slapped with some fines outlined by the Communications Ministry for failing to connect to the new common monitoring platform.

The Telcos were given a June 11, 2018 deadline to connect or face sanctions.

However, reports say the Telcos have failed to connect to the platform, said to be managed by KelniGVG company Ltd even after the expiration of the deadline today.

The controversial platform has been greeted with serious criticisms over the contract sum and concerns of duplication of roles.

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President of Imani Franklin Cudjoe has been one of the leading voices in the KelniGVG contract , who has constantly condemned the revenue assurance deal which is meant to monitor revenue in the telcos industry.

Although the government insists the deal saves the country $1.1 million a month, Mr Cudjoe wonders why the state has been paying the firm $1.5 million per month since January for “no work done”.

For him, the deal is “needless” and a rip-off which ought to be terminated.

Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Ken Ashigbey has maintained that members are keen on the privacy of customers and will work to protect the security of their networks.

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