Afri-Connect wants VAT on ICT reduced

one_contentAfri-Connect Zambia (AfCZ) says Internet services in Zambia should be made more accessible if only government reduces value added tax on import duty on information communication technology (ICT) equipment.

AfCZ Managing Director Mark Bennett says most Zambians are un-able to access Internet services because it is expensive and that many people do not value the usefulness of online connectivity.

Mr. Bennett appealed to government to low the tarrifs and also revisit archaic laws impeding the improvement of ICT.
He said his organisation is now offering high speed Internet connect systems that is most efficient and without difficulties when browsing and high improved when communicating.

He said his organisation has injected an initial U$D2 million on infra-structure development across all the nine provinces of Zambia in its expansion drive that includes rural areas.

“Our corporate network offers dedicated fast wireless bandwidth in Zambia and all the way to Europe Internet hubs. This reliable, scalable network infra-structure available to our subscribers,” Mr. Bennett said.

He said AfCZ will on July 29, 2009  launch another highly low cost Internet service, an effective brand to the public.

The launch will be held at its main offices at the Afri-Connect Zambia located the on Southern Sun Hotel premises.

Mr. Bennett said Internet services providers should ensure that people get the best Internet services without facing any difficulties in this era of globalisation that is more efficient and accessible to all at any given place as opposed to only the elite benefiting from Internet services.


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