Ghanaian actor and businessman-John Dumelo has asked African leaders to reduce or completely eliminate import taxes on mobile phones and other communication devices.
Mr Dumelo made this plea when he addressed Students of the Harvard business School in Boston, USA on Saturday.
“Completely reducing or eliminating import taxes on mobile phones makes the device more affordable to the ordinary African thus making dissemination of information easier and that adversely affects positive development across the continent” John Dumelo said.
He also said, more mobile phone assembling and manufacturing plants should be built across the continent as this will create employment and boost African economies.
John made the above statements when he spoke at the Harvard Business School on the topic “The power of mobile technology and media in changing the mindsets of Africans”. The event was held as part of the 16th annual African Business club Forum.
Other speakers on the panel were the General Manager of Safaricom in Kenya Sylvia Mulinge and TV host and Entrepreneur Julie Gichuru.
In all, over 1200 participants from all over the world attended the Event.