15% Excise Duty on Telephone and Internet Data Services

Equally concerned, I echo your sentiments.

ICT is no longer a luxury as all basic needs are somehow tied to it, so
much for the big 4 agenda.

On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 2:24 PM Mwanah Cephas Okoth via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Totally unacceptable and not a proper solution to the revenue deficit.Its
> obvious that any arising costs to service providers will be dumped on the
> consumers additionally and largely affecting employmnet and connectivity of
> wananchi.
>
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 11:14 AM kanini mutemi via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Dear Listers,
>>
>> Here is an excerpt from the President’s Memorandum which is up for
>> consideration before the National Assembly tomorrow. He proposes taxation
>> of telephone and internet data services. Safaricom, Airtel, Telkom etc do
>> you have a projection of what this could mean for your consumers?
>>
>> Now I am only but a simple lawyer, but I would think that this will
>> enlarge the chasm between the haves and have nots in an already inequitable
>> country. I wonder what this will mean for data costs, internet access and
>> penetration levels, innovation, employment (esp for the youth) and
>> generally keeping up with the new age. It was laughable when this was
>> happening in Uganda, little did we know we were up next.
>>
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