The president of plan consider tank IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has arrive under intense criticisms by a portion of Ghanaian social media people for advising telecommunications organizations not to obey directives by the Ministry of Communications to them to stop deducting the Conversation Services Tax(CST) upfront.
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The Economist and plan analyst, speaking on The Large Challenge on Citi Television set, experienced argued that the directive is incoherent:“ The dialogue is that the telcos are stealing revenues. Now you have imposed a tax and they are taxing on the tax and displaying it, that one particular as well you have a challenge. You are saying they should not demonstrate it. But you explained I am a thief. And I am now demonstrating that you have released a tax that you will be collecting. In get for you not to feed that narrative into the public’s brain and basically give mileage to the narrative, that the telcos are thieving. They are expressing, uhuh, have you noticed the tax now is 9% and if you purchase one cedi you get .93, what can be mistaken with this? So, I consider they should really disregard the narrative.”
But numerous on social media have not taken kindly to his submission and have subjected him to serious criticism on social media.
The Ministry of Communications has directed telcos to only deduct the 9% CST following only subscribers have used the credit history or details they acquire but not right before.
But quite a few have stated that provided that the CST is a consumer tax, customers must pay back regardless of whether it is completed upfront or ‘back end’.
Down below are a some of the adverse reactions to Franklin Cudjoe: