The Ministry of Communications has stepped up efforts to ensure strict compliance with the current SIM card registration regime in the country.
This comes on the back of concerns about some deficiencies identified with the current regime such as sale and use of pre-registered SIM cards as well as fraudulent registration of SIM cards.
The Ministry in a statement on Tuesday said all stakeholders including telecommunication companies must ensure strict compliance with the SIM registration and activation processes in line with the relevant statutory provisions.
It said that the failure to adhere to the SIM card regulations is aiding in Mobile Money fraud, Illegal SIM swap, illegal termination of international traffic (SIM-Boxing) leading to loss of revenue to the state, impersonation, cyber-crime among other offences.
The Ministry has assured the general public that it is committed to building a strong, secure and resilient communications industry for the benefit of all citizens.
“Government is committed to formalising our economy utilising technology as part of the Digital Ghana Agenda (DGA) and ensuring the integrity of an integrated national database and systems. This will build security, trust and confidence in the use of digital services, and help establish a fully functioning digital economy,” the Ministry’s statement said.
The Ministry said while it is working in partnership with the relevant stakeholders to ensure the smooth roll out of the National Identification card, it has directed the National Communications Authority (NCA) and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and all relevant stakeholders to address the deficiencies
It therefore urged mobile users to confirm the status and details of their registration by dialing *400# on their mobile handsets and following up with their respective mobile networks to correct errors in the registration detail.
“We are therefore encouraging all subscribers to verify the current status of their SIM registration by dialling *400# Toll free on any network. Subscribers may also call their Service Providers on 100 Toll Free if they have any issues with the service.”
By: Jonas Nyabor | citinewsroom.com | Ghana