Raising taxation on Internet slows economic growth

There is a strong relationship between good fiscal policies and economic growth.
Several African countries have imposed, or are in the process of introducing, taxes on over-the-top (OTT) platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and the like.
The impact of such taxes is such that mobile Internet becomes expensive and unaffordable.
In Kenya, the policies that created the largest telecommunications company by revenue in Africa are increasingly under threat from murmurs of a new tax on social media, taxing broadband as well as devices before we even hit 100 percent mobile phone and Internet penetration.

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