Ghana operators seek alternative to proposed tax hike

Wednesday 31 July 2019 | 15:06 CET | News
The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, an association of telecom operators, says it will meet with government to seek alternative ways to generate revenue in the sector, Myjoyonline reported. This follows a proposal to increase the communications service tax (CST) from 6 percent to 9 percent by the finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta. A parliamentary debate on his proposal is expected to commence on 05 August, the day after he presents the mid-year budget review.

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