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Even before the Cameroonian leader called for the suspension of the mobile phone tax on 19 October 2020, key stakeholders involved in the process such as telephone network providers, operators of the electronic platform which was to collect the payment.
There's an ongoing social media campaign for the government to halt the implementation of a new method for the payment of Customs clearance fees for imported mobile devices. The method pushes the burden of payment to the final user in case of default by the importer.
While the Information Age may have peaked, there are still opportunities that are yet to be unlocked especially in marginalized societies and communities. There are still places where people have not enjoyed the full benefits of access to information, due to skill levels or lack of resources.
Cameroon has a booming market for mobile phones and other mobile devices. According to statistics, the country has at least 23 million mobile subscriptions as of January 2020, representing about 90% of the total population.