Tanzanian mobile operators challenge SIM tax

Wednesday 9 October 2013 | 13:14 CET | News
Tanzania's Attorney General (AG) has asked the High Court to dismiss an application lodged by Vodacom Tanzania, Airtel Tanzania, MIC Tanzania, Zantel and Tanzania Telecommunications seeking to challenge the law over monthly deductions of TZS 1,000 from each consumer as a SIM tax. The AG told a panel of judges that the applicant, Tumaini Shija, lacked locus to do so on behalf of the companies. Counsel for the five companies, Fatma Karume, asked the judges to overrule the objection raised by the AG on the grounds that it lacked merit. Karume told the court that Shija as the deponent was just a

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Airtel Tanzania / Vodacom Tanzania / Zantel
Countries: Tanzania, United Republic of
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