Monday, July 30, 2012

Rwanda - Regulator has imposed an additional charge on roamers into Rwanda

The New Times (via AllAfrica) reports that the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) has raised a tax on calls:
The regulator introduced a fee whereby any person calling an operator in Rwanda is charged $22 cents (Rwf132.2) per minute, a move that has not been taken down easily by mobile phone users.

The new regulations, which took effect July 1, are going to affect costs for all incoming international calls, mobile phone users while in Rwanda and also Rwandans outside the country.

Operators are passing the charge onto customers.