Mobile Operators To Forgo Upfront CST Tax To Customers; Tariff Prices Expected To Go Up On November 26

The Ghana Chamber Of Telecommunications has announced in a statement that Ghana mobile network operators will forgo upfront deductions of the newly implemented 9% Communication Service Tax (CST) to customers but instead the new tax through tariff increases.

This means that customers should expect a price increase rather than see the new CST tax applied when they purchase mobile services.

In a statement signed by the Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber, Ken Ashigbey, the Chamber said, “The price increase will take effect by November 26th, 2019, as the industry requires a number of weeks to complete the reconfiguration of our systems to accommodate the commercial and technical requirement that the exercise necessitates ensuring an even smooth experience for customers.

The Chamber stated that during the transition period from upfront charges to the new price increase, mobile network operators will reward mobile subscribers with extra value. Telecom operators will update their mobile customers in the ensuing days.



Update: We’ve updated this article:

  1. Changed the headline to include information about the tariff increase
  2. Updated details in the article and attached the official press statement from the Ghana Chamber of Communication for more transparency.