By Kenson McCloud
The Digital Rights Coalition has appealed to government to consider removing tax on mobile gadgets and services in a bid to promote youth participation in the digital space.
Speaking to Timveni News Desk, acting Coordinator for the Coalition, Dennis Mwafulirwa, said a lot of young people are losing out on the opportunities that exist in the digital space due to high costs of the gadgets and services.
Mwafulirwa said the digital space has potential to contribute to the job creation strategy if given the necessary support and investment.
Mwafuliwa further observed that government needs to put in place measures to ensure there is security for young people who are accessing the digital space in the country.
However, government through Minister of Youth and Sports, Richard Chimwendo Banda, cautioned against removing taxes on gadgets and services, saying this has implications on revenue collection which government is in dire need of at the moment.