Zambian Networks Raise Tariffs Following Tax Hike
Published on: 8th Jan 2014
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By: Ian Mansfield
All three of Zambia's mobile networks have raised their tariffs by 15 percent following the imposition of a excise duty by the government.
The Chairman of the local mobile network's trade body, Abdul Ishmail, who is also the CEO of MTN Zambia, says as service providers in the country, they are required to collect Excise Duty as required and on behalf of the Zambian government.
The new tax, known as the Customs and Excise amendment Act of 2013 came into effect at the start of this year.