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Multichoice Ghana warns about illegal decoders from Nigeria

Thursday 20 April 2017 | 15:58 CET | News

Multichoice Ghana has warned the public of the sale of illegal DStv decoders reportedly sourced from Nigeria and on sale in Ghana. According to Cecil Sunkwa Mills, General Manager at Multichoice Ghana, the import and sale of DStv decoders from Nigeria has not been approved. The MD is warning people who procure illegally imported decoders that they are doing so at their own risk. Mills said the National Communications Authority is the only body that approves all decoder imports into Ghana.

Mills confirmed that Multichoice Ghana is aware of the current developments where phony DStv agents sell pre-registered decoders from Nigeria and conduct transactions on behalf of these unsuspecting customers in Ghana as Nigerian subscribers. He added that the illegal decoders are being sold by unauthorized persons who smuggle them into the country, flouting various laws and denying the Government of Ghana the requisite tax revenue by way of import duties on the decoders. 

Furthermore the subscription collected by the smugglers from persons who buy these illegal decoders do not attract the necessary taxes of CST and VAT/NHIL which forms a significant component of the legitimate subscription paid officially here in Ghana. 



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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Fixed
Companies: MultiChoice
Countries: Nigeria
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