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Zambia will not introduce tax on social media

Staff Writer |
Government of Zambia says it has no plans of introducing a levy on cyber space on social media.

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Transport and Communication Minister Brain Mushimba said Zambia has adequate laws binding the cyber space to benefit the Zambian people.

In a ministerial statement in parliament today, the Minister said that Zambia is and will not copy from neigbouring Uganda that has introduced a levy on social media abusers.

Mr. Mushimba said government notes that the communication sector is making a positive contribution to the nation’s economic development from both the private and public sector investing on the electronic ticket.

He said government will not infringe the rights of people, individuals, public and private sector using social platforms.

And Mr. Mushimba has warned individuals and people abusing social media for selfish gains as the law will catch up with them.

He disclosed that his Ministry is working in conjunction with the Zambia Information and Communication Authority (ZICTA) and will continue sensitizing the people on productive usage of the platform.

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