Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) have agreed to stop the upfront deduction of the 9% Communication Service Tax (CST).
The decision by the MNOs was made on Wednesday after a crunch meeting with the Communications Ministry.
The Communications Ministry directed the mobile telecommunication companies to stop deducting the tax upfront, stressing that it was making the government unpopular.
The Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, said the upfront deductions seemed to her like a deliberate attempt by the telcos to make the government look bad.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications said the tax will now be applied through tariff adjustment.
Read the full statement from Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications below:
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