Glo, Vodafone offices locked up in Kumasi

The premises of telecom operators Glo and Vodafone in Kumasi, have been locked up by the revenue mobilisation task force of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA).

The two companies are said to have defaulted in the payment of property rates and business operating permits.

The offices of Glo in Asafo near Amakom Traffic and Vodafone premises at Adum, all in the Ashanti Region, were locked up in the evening on Wednesday July 17, 2013, after close of work by the taskforce.

Erastus Asasre-Donkor of Luv FM, in Kumasi said, KMA authorities told him GLO owed them business operating permit fee for 2013 while Vodafone owed fess for business operating permit and property rates for 2013.

KMA authorities have declined comments on the matter, but said the telcos would have to pay their debts in full before the offices would be opened.

District, Municipal and Metropolitan Assemblies (authorities) charge property taxes and business operating permits from persons and organisations doing business within their localities.