DStv subscribers in Ghana have started receiving messages from multichoice ghana about the price adjustment of all its subscription packages following the increase in the communication service tax (CST) by the government.
The management of MultiChoice Ghana said an extra 5 cedis increase has been added to its prices. Early this year, multichoice planned to slash DSTV price across east africa.
The Communication Service Tax which was introduced in 2008 was pegged at a rate of 6 percent payable by consumers of certain electronic communication services — but the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta in his mid-year budget announce a 50 percent increment in the CST rate.
According to the Minister, increasing the rate to 9 percent would allow the government to have access to funds to battle the incidence of cybercrime as well as provide a robust eco-system where users of electronic communications services feel much safe.
While the telcos have had several disagreements over the implementation of the CST, DSTV in a notice to its subcribers said: “Due to the increase in CST, be advised of a subscription price adjustment on your package from November 1, 2019.”
For instance, a Compact Plus Package which comes at a monthly subscription of GH?205 will see an extra GH?5 increase following the coming into effect of the CST.
In addition, Increment in prices of DSTV packages will only be effected in Ghana, this doesn’t affect other countries where MultiChoice is operative.
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