MP for Ningo-Prampram, Sam Dzata George

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is calling on the government to, as a matter of urgency, withdraw the 50% Communication Service Tax (CST) increment.

According to the party, the withdrawal includes the trade-off of non-expiry data and tariff increases which they say has disadvantaged Ghanaians.

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“The future of the communication space looks very bleak under the current crop of mismanagers. We are calling on President Akufo-Addo to immediately withdraw the 50% increase in CST and we also demand a forensic audit of Kelni GVG’s contract and its operations so far,” he said.

Addressing the seventh edition of the party’s ‘Moment of Truth Press Conference’, Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam Nartey George questioned why the government will preach digitisation but make it more expensive for Ghanaians to access.

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“In this industry the talk about connectivity comes with affordability. When you connect a community and it is not affordable, it is actually financial loss to the State because the people cannot use it,” he noted.