Telecom giant Scancom PLC (MTN Ghana) has served notice to its customers of an upward adjustment in talk time/data charges effective May, 01, 2021.

A Statement issued by Sallhu M. Abu, Snr. Manager, Customer Relations Credit Management said the hike is to reflect the 1% increase in the National Health Insurance levy stated in 2021 Budget.

This comes following the introduction of the Covid-19 Health Recovery Levy by government.

The additional tax burden is to shore up additional health spending that far exceeds the
annual budget for health following the Covid-19 pandemic, according to government.

The levy was approved by parliament as part of new tax measures by government on March, 30, 2021.

Source: Ghana/ Fm