Phone users per a new directive from the Communications Ministry will soon not be allowed to own more than 10 sim cards.
Citi Business News has gathered the latest move is part of efforts by government to curb sim box fraud.
It is unclear when the new directive will take effect but Citi Business News has learnt it may be rolled out after the nationwide re -registration of SIM cards.
Ghana has so far lost about 50million dollars to activities of SIM box fraudsters.
Minister of Communication, Dr Edward K. Omane Boamah speaking to Citi Business News on the move said all telecommunication traffic will be going through a newly instituted interconnect Clearing House and hence unregistered SIM in the system will be detected.
“During the registration exercise, you will register all the SIMS you have and everybody will be given a maximum of 10. Once you are able to register a maximum of 10, the data will then be given to the national communication authority. That also helps through the interconnection house system to bounce off all unregistered SIM cards.”
The Minister of Communications Dr Edward K. Omane Boamah has vowed to smoke out all sim box fraudsters in the country.
Government as part of moves to deal with the matter set up an anti fraud task force, despite its commendable efforts there still appears to be some significant level of sim box fraud.
By: Anim Kwaku Boadu/citifmonline.com/Ghana