MTN Cameroon absolves self from graft
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN Cameroon has denied any involvement in corrupt activities in the central African country.
The leader of the telecommunications sector in Cameroon reported it had been cited among the companies indexed by a recent report of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (CONAC).
“While waiting to receive a copy of the said CONAC report, the Management of MTN Cameroon wishes to reassure its stakeholders that MTN Cameroon is not and has never been implicated in corruption-related actions, in the exercise of its activities,” Philisiwe Sibiya, Chief Executive Officer, MTN Cameroon.
She said MTN Cameroon therefore affirmed that its interactions with the Government of Cameroon and its representatives had always been transparent, and in conformity with the Laws of the Republic of Cameroon.
Sibiya said MTN Cameroon was a responsible investor and is up to date with regard to its fiscal obligations to the relevant authorities in Cameroon, in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations.
Sibiya said the company was one of the two biggest contributors to the state in terms of taxes and customs duties.
“Our corporate citizenship and responsible attitude have, on several occasions, earned public recognition, notably from the General Directorate of Customs.”
The executive said MTN was proud of, and celebrates, its contribution to the development of Cameroon since February 2000, as well as its continuous support of communities through the work of the MTN Foundation.
“Consequently, MTN Cameroon is committed to provide world-class services to the people of Cameroon, and avails itself to the Government to clarify, if need be, any points highlighted in the CONAC report.”
MTN has 10,4 million subscribers in Cameroon.
The developments in Cameroon coincide with its legal battle with regulators in Nigeria where it has been slapped with a fine for failing to disconnect unregistered subscribers.
– CAJ News
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