Social media taxation and its impact on Africa's economic growth

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Author(s)

  • Juma Kasadha
  • Adam A. Alli
  • Aisha Kasujja Basuuta
  • Abdulhamid Mpoza

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Original languageEnglish
Article numbere2004
Journal / PublicationJournal of Public Affairs
Volume20
Issue number2
Online published8 Aug 2019
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

Abstract

Technology affordances enable citizens to digitally connect and collectively act towards realization of established economic goals of a given country. This paper contributes to scholarly discussions on the effects of social media tax on Africa's economic growth. For African economies to grow, there is need to abolish social media tax and device means through which social media discussions that generate billions of data are captured and analyzed to guide policymaking processes aimed at economic growth. We connote that social media tax disengages the government from its citizens that access information through social media platforms. The tax is a hindrance to realization of the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024) and the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063.

Citation Format(s)

Social media taxation and its impact on Africa's economic growth. / Kasadha, Juma; Alli, Adam A.; Basuuta, Aisha Kasujja; Mpoza, Abdulhamid.

In: Journal of Public Affairs, Vol. 20, No. 2, e2004, 05.2020.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review