Sam George to expose gov’t over CST


Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram Constituency Samuel Nartey George has vowed to federal government above what he claims is the real rationale powering the boost in the Communications Assistance Tax (CST).

He has indicated that the rationale is rationale why government is not considering a withdrawal of the tax despite general public displeasure at the modern increment.

At the begin of Oct, telecommunications businesses determined to go on the increment immediately to subscribers in what authorities uncovered to be making it unpopular.

The Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, for that reason, instructed the telcos not to alert subscribers on deduction of the tax.

Through a push meeting very last Monday, Mrs Owusu-Ekuful also threatened to shut down telcos who do not comply with her directives.

But Mr Sam George, who is a member of Parliament’s Pick out Committee on Communications, mentioned the directive quantities to intimidation.

“If the govt is definitely concerned about the cries and grievances of the Ghanaian people, the govt ought to not intimidate and threaten overseas investors who run the MNOs,” he mentioned in a assertion on Wednesday, Oct 16.

“The governing administration should really withdraw the obnoxious CST increase,” he demanded.

This comes scarcely two days just after the Position Member on the Finance Committee, Cassiel Ato Forson, also questioned the Minister of Communication’s motion.

MP Sam George suggests there is far more to it than meets the eye and in the coming months he will toss the spotlight on government’s ulterior agenda.

“The predicament is dire and there is the will need for individuals who hold the levers of power nowadays to realise that they do so in rely on for the folks of Ghana.”

He backed calls for the CST to be withdrawn.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana

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