GRA lauds MTN’s tax record

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GRA recognizes MTN

 Eleanor Adjaho Sarpong receives an award on behalf of MTN from an official of GRA as Isaac Baidoo looks on

Scancom Limited (MTN Ghana), the leading telecommunications service provider in Ghana, has been lauded by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) for its exceptional contribution to national development in terms of tax payments.

MTN Ghana was commended during an awards ceremony held at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Accra under the theme: ?Recognising Excellence in Revenue Mobilisation for Nation Building.?

The event provided GRA the opportunity to pay tribute to leading taxpayers in the country for their contributions to the development of the country.

In a citation presented to MTN, GRA stated, ?You are one of those rare Ghanaian companies, which craves for excellence in payment and filing of its tax obligation ? a perfect taxpayer. Notwithstanding the fact that the year 2013 was a very challenging year to most businesses and taxpayers in Ghana, you displayed good corporate citizenship by paying all the taxes by the due dates. Your contribution to the national economy in terms of taxes is most remarkable.?

Receiving the award on behalf of MTN, Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs, Eleanor Adzaho-Sarpong, expressed her appreciation to GRA and stated, ?We are indeed honoured by the GRA?s recognition of MTN?s contribution to the national economy.

?We believe this award and our corporate social investments are evidence of MTN?s good corporate citizenship and our focus on making significant contributions to the development of Ghana.?

MTN?s contributions to national development also include job creation and corporate social investments.

The company has an ecosystem of suppliers and distributors, who rely on MTN for the sustainability of their business.

Due to these dealers, canvassers, retailers, creative and advertising agencies, event and media agencies, research companies, printing companies, equipment providers, contractors and providers of value added services, MTN is directly and indirectly responsible for approximately 500,000 jobs around the country.

In the area of social investments, the MTN Ghana Foundation continues to fund sustainable social projects all over Ghana.

Since 2007, MTN Ghana Foundation has invested GHS13 million in 89 major projects in the areas of education, health and economic empowerment.

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