Lawmaker for Ningo-Prampram has said the government did not engage telecommunication companies before deciding to tax mobile money transactions in the 2022 budget.
In a post on social media he wondered why government will ignore a major stakeholder like the telcos before embarking on such decision.
In a separate post, Sam George further said the telcos have now been invited to a meeting on Friday with Ministry of Communications to discuss the implementation of the policy.
“Let me state for the records that the govt HAS NOT engaged any of the service providers in the telecoms space on how the draconian “digital tax” would be implemented. How do you announce a tax when those to implement it & be affected by it are left in the dark? Clueless bunch,” he wrote.
He added, “the NCA and the Ministry of Communications are now inviting Telcos and Service providers in the space to a meeting on Friday to discuss implementation of a policy announced in the budget? Such a clueless bunch of managers. Post facto thinking. “