Honourable Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ningo Prampram constituency, Samuel Nartey George (Sam Goerge), has urged Ghanaians who are criticizing Telcos for high data prices to channel their anger towards the government.
According to the MP, the government is to be blamed for the recent “exorbitant” increases in the prices of internet data due to its poor handling of the Communications Service Tax (CST).
Sharing his views via social media, Sam George said “ when the Minister of Communications issued that fiat and forced Telcos to stop the forward deductions of the increased CST from the 26th of November 2019…[the minister by that move]al authorized through NCA, an increase in tariffs to compensate for the stoppage of upfront deductions”
He asserted that, though the move by the government to stop upfront CST deductions seems like in the interest of the consumer, it actually created loopholes to exploit the consumer more.
“They want you to think that you are getting all your credit when you recharge but they have opened a huge pipeline back door to siphon all your recharge value”
Sam George therefore urged that “the anger must be directed at the insensitive …government that seeks to steal from the citizenry and hide behind corporate bureaucracy”.
Source: Jonas Danquah || ghananewsonline.com.gh