15% Excise Duty on Telephone and Internet Data Services

www.nation.co.ke/news/MPs-slash-national-budget-by-Sh38bn/1056-4769198-y36d2r/index.html

On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 2:29 PM Barrack Otieno <otieno.barrack@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Most hit include ICT ministry which lost Sh5.9 billion and the school
> laptop programmes whose allocation was reduced by Sh5.5 billion.
>
> Others are: the last mile electricity project (Sh1.5 billion), emergency
> road repairs (Sh8.7 billion), Equalization Fund (Sh3.8 billion) and Sh600
> million allocation for Parliament’s new office block.
>
>
> Kieleweke
>
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 2:51 PM esther kamande via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> 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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>> sector in support of the national aim of ICT enabled growth and development.
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