9% CST: DSTV announces price adjustment from November 1

9% CST: DSTV announces price adjustment from November 1

- DSTV, has announced that it would adjust it prices on all of its subscription from November 1, 2019

- Their decision follows the increase in the communication service tax (CST) by the government

- Compact Plus Package which comes at a monthly subscription of GHS205 will see an extra GH5 increase following the coming into effect of the CST

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Cable TV service provider, DSTV, has announced that it would adjust its prices on all of its subscription from November 1, 2019.

This decision according to its management follows the increase in the Communication Service Tax (CST) by the government.

The Communication Service Tax which was announced by the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta in his mid-year budget saw a 50 percent increment.

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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 GHS205 will see an extra GH5 increase following the coming into effect of the CST.

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Meanwhile, the minister of communication, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has revealed that she has been under personal attacks following the mode of implementation of the Communication Service Tax.

According to her, she receives text messages referring to her as a “wicked witch" because of the CST.

Speaking on JoyNews’ PM Express, Mrs Owusu-Ekuful said she explains to the irate texters that the CST was not imposed by her.

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