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Kenyan government VAT on ICT will hurt the underprivileged

Peter Nalika | Aug. 23, 2013
Imposing VAT on the Kenya's ICT products will hurt the rural and underprivileged parts of the Kenyan population, says Jussi Hinkkanen, Vice President, Corporate Relations, Nokia India, Middle East and Africa. The VAT holiday was designed to speed up Internet penetration growth in the country, which so far a great progress has been achieved.

Omwansa says as a gardener, the government should:

1.Water the plants: by supporting innovations by providing appropriate financial support

2.Remove the weeds and pests: by removing regulatory, institutional or competitive obstacles to innovation

3.Fertilizing the soil: by strengthening the knowledge base through investment in education and research.

 

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