MTN denies evading tax in Cameroon
An anti-corruption commission probing the telecoms sector has named companies for unpaid tax.
JOHANNESBURG - Mobile operator, MTN, says its in full compliance with tax related matters in Cameroon despite a report released this week showing that several companies owe the West African country millions of dollars in unpaid taxes.
An anti-corruption commission probing the telecoms sector in Cameroonhas named several companies, including MTN, sayingcollectively theyowe $166 million in unpaid tax.
But MTNs Chris Maroleng says the firm hasnteven seen a copy of this report.
We would like to put on record that, in actual fact, it is our position that we are in full compliance with these tax matters and we consistently engage with the government of Cameroon, and all of its representatives and the competent bodies that focus on tax matters.
Meanwhile, MTN is contesting a $3.9 million fine in Nigeriafor failure to disconnect users with unregistered sim cards.